I am new to this industry and endeavor.
I am wondering if I can get at least a minimum wage job just starting out in this industry without any schooling or a degree or diploma. Provided, that I show my competence and ability in creating programs from scratch in a portfolio or resume form.
For instance, if I have a resume detailing all the programs I have created or worked on. Is that good enough to land a job or do I need to invest time in a degree, which at this point in my life is not an option, because I do not have the funds.