Sometimes it takes a career change to find real purpose in your life... and sometimes your best career has nothing to do with a job.
My first job out of college was with a highly successful high tech company. It was huge. It was solid. It was a coup, to be offered employment with them.
I was a systems programmer, supporting the large mainframe computers that serviced corporate headquarters.
The CEO and Chairman of the Board could not function without me.
Well, sort of.
At that time, in our company at least, systems programmers were like rock stars. Highly paid. Respected. Kind of famous.
In charge of BIG THINGS.