How do I get the most out of my first entry level job?
To be concise, while I'm grateful for the opportunity to get my feet wet in IT, the job I got 1 year ago is not challenging and I don't believe it is giving me the technical skills to move into a better role or the opportunity to learn new things. I've mentioned to my supervisor that work is very on and off, but he never has much of an answer - I have gotten the sense that most people come to work at my job to get a paycheck. They are mostly decades older than I, married, with families who appreciate the moderate to low pay in exchange for 40 hour weeks (i.e. rarely staying late). Our company is also rather behind the times (still using smalltalk, for example).
I appreciate not staying late all the time, too, but it scares me that I could get stuck here, not gaining any transferable skills. Not making enough to put much away in 401K or savings.
What should I do? Wait another year? Try for internal transfer? Outside books/classes/self training? Actually start job hunting again?