I don’t have anyone to ask for advise like this in real life so I ask for some help and different perspective. I am from India so it will be a bit more Indian centered but it probably will apply to anywhere.
Lately I’ve been thinking that soon there is going to be a lot of competition in the programming market. There are already a dozen of popular online code learning platforms, for example Whitehat Jr (literal scam), Vedantu, Toppr. And they are hugely popular in India. That means more coders, more competition and maybe less jobs in the future. Not to mention Indian has a population of 1.4 billion people. The majority are still under 30’s.
So I keep wondering. Is it even worth it? Just to clarify I love programming, I love solving problems and making games, apps, extensions. It makes me feel like I have a lot of freedom and I can play around and almost make anything with it; if I try hard enough that is. My dream is to work in some programming related field. My family is an average middle class family, my parents try to provide whatever best education possible, that’s why I am grateful to be in a pretty expensive school. So of course I have to be a bit realistic and think about the future, because I would need a good paying job to actually financially support my parents and kid if I ever have one later in life.
I still have 3 years of school and 4 years of college left, I understand its too early to choose your career path since in that time the market can change, a lot. Its just really demotivating. I don’t feel like changing my dream but this keeps bugging me a lot since it the only thing I genuinely enjoy.
Thank you so much for reading.