I wanted to tell you about my programming job and how you can become a programmer.
I like science and math and finally got a computer job 20 years ago after previously being a secretary for 20 years - believe me it pays a lot more and I don’t have to participate in an ongoing beauty pageant at work. If you like computers even a little I would give it a shot. The only downside is having to fit in with the high income nerd culture - but since companies really need programmers they are open to diversity.
I had some computer courses from a community college under my belt. You can get free computer courses at Coursera. At my current job they were so desperate for cobol Programmers they had Boot camp training and some of those men (no women unfortunately) didn’t have a college diploma.
The big trick is to get some experience. Certification tests after classes are also good and you don’t have to be in college for that. The other thing is patience. It took me awhile to find a job but it was worth it.
You can get experience by volunteering or posting free help for graduate students etc or online places like up work. It is good to also have any admin experience at the type of place you want to work ie a bank so you become familiar with the culture. If you are not already upper middle class the culture is a shock.
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