Hi! I got to meet Dave Arneson (who created Dungeons & Dragons with Gary Gygax), and his co-worker, Dustin Clingman. Dustin was a super cool guy, and he's very approachable. He founded Zeitgeist Games and First5 Games, and is on the Board of Directors of the International Game Developers Association.
You may want to contact Dustin, ask him the same question, and see what he says. Gaming is one direction, and he probably knows more (if gaming is not your thing). He currently teaches at Full Sail University, a game design school in Florida.
Check out the school here: http://www.fullsail.edu/
And here's an interview (even though it's very old) with Dustin: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/print/81504
And here's a video of "Life in the Gaming Industry" by Dustin (note-I haven't watched it, just happened to see it listed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM9qqbDUyao
Anyway, it's just one idea. Good luck with whatever you end up doing!