Hello, I think it is very good, that it is possible to go from no coding language to having a job, within a couple of months. I think that the salaries seem pretty high, compared to the time it takes to complete the training. At my community college, there is a programming certificate, and it is only 16 hours. I could choose fr. several different languages: C##, C, Java, ADO dot NET, Visual Basic dot net (2 3 hour classes) and ASP, Visual Basic dot net or PHP (1 3 hour class).
(Sorry, instead of a “.”, I had to write in “dot”, because the website is recognizing the programming names, as websites. I recieved the message that I can only have 2 links, per post because I am a new user. )
But do programmers need to know several languages? If so, how many? How much time is necessary to learn an individual language? How much time, in hours outside of work,does it take to become a good programmer (approximately)? How many years?
After becoming proficient at programming, how much additional time does someone have to devote to learning new languages per year/becoming a great programmer?
I have been unable to work or take classes for several years. I am in my 30s and would like to get a job quickly, because I would like to work on other goals i my life. I am not sure if I will want to work in the tech field for a long time. I am trying to make up my mind before the end of August (when the next semester begins). If I decide that I don’t like it, would it be a bad idea to quit, after 3 or 4 years? I’m guessing, that the answer is “Yes.”, lol. I will really try to avoid this. Is there any way to move up to a different job if I dont’ like it, such as management?
I am also thinking about earning a bachelors in computer science or software engineering. Do you think that having experience as a programmer /learning both simultaneously would make my software engineering classes easier to complete? Thank you for the answers!!