First off, sorry for my terrible English. I’m American but I just suck at writing and grammar.
Originally I was pre-med, majoring in Biology. I had a thought of going to medical school and becoming a physician of some sort. Along the way I had the idea of also double majoring in IT, concentrating in database and programming. Despite my IT major, I’m kind of illiterate when it comes to tech terms / trends/ anything useful. Like most people studying in college is more like : remember, regurgitate, and release the information from the brain for the next exam content. In conclusion, I’ve taken basic IT courses and some math but it hasn’t taught me anything substantial or given me experience in any programming language.
As I stated before, I’m in a bit of a financial bind (TLDR; no financial aid, no job, no family support, have to support parents etc.) so I cannot afford a bootcamp, at least the bootcamps that I’ve seen are like 5k+. Going to a community college to get my CS associates seems ok but again I don’t have much money to spare and I don’t even know if it is worth it. I think if I get a job within 9 months, I can pay for my school and graduate as soon as possible but how can I get a job without having graduated college yet, limited finances, and no past tech experiences?
I need to get a tech job within 9 months to pay for school (haven’t graduated). Degree will be non-tech related. Can’t pay for bootcamp. How to buffer resume, what projects should I take on, are free courses good to put on resume, how to break into tech field w/o tech degree and no experience.