I already graduated with a bachelors in psychology but I’m considering a masters in IT. I’ve had miserable luck with my psych degree. The job prospects are dismal, the pay is low, and the work is extremely stressful. Currently, I work at walmart, go figure. I heard IT pays better and has more openings. However, the thing that triggers a red flag is that this field involves a lot of on-call work. So far, I have gotten mixed messages from friends who are in the field. One friend who does tech support at a hospital says there are mid level positions that require little to no on-call. Another friend who is doing a mid-level position for a company says that the IT field is mostly contract work and requires constant on-call (he is on-call 24/7). Which one of my friends is right? I really need to decide on a career. But if IT requires you to always be on call, then I will have to think twice about majoring in it. I really REALLY want to have (most) weekends off and I want to be able to leave work at work. Can I make it work or is it wishful thinking on my part?