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Top 5 Reasons Why Programming Is A Good Career Choice

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We have all heard the saying, “The best predictor of future success is past success.” And in regards to careers, that couldn’t be more true. But what makes programming a good choice for those looking to earn a living? Here are the top 5 reasons why programming can be a great career choice.

1. There’s Always a High Demand

Coding jobs are projected to grow by 13% between 2020 and 2030 - which is an impressive statistic in itself. With the whole world moving to more digital means, there are always openings for software engineers to fill. And there will always be software engineers needed to maintain and create the technology that powers our world.

Furthermore, many schools are starting to require coding and programming curriculum experts, which means that there would be openings at nearly every high school and college in the country.

This is good news for all coders looking to get a job because programmers can find jobs with all kinds of companies, whether it’s a small startup or one of the largest companies in America. The demand for software developers is high because there are so many interested people.

2. It’s Easy to Learn

From free coding bootcamps to online programs, coding is becoming more and more accessible to anyone - no matter their background. With a wide variety of online resources, it’s easy to find free training that teaches the fundamentals of coding. And for those looking for information on higher education, many colleges are expanding their computer science departments to meet the growing demand for coders.

In fact, in recent years, coding knowledge bases have become more and more accessible for nearly all age levels. Children can start learning programming from a young age and can get exposure to it at a young age. This makes for an easy transition into a coding career when it’s time for them to begin their professional life.

Because of how much access there is to information, there are so many opportunities to learn and grow as an individual both inside and outside of the workplace. This leads us to the next point…

3. It’s a Flexible Career

One of the great things about coding is that it can be done in almost every industry you can think of. From education to entertainment, there’s always a need for developers. Even in non-tech industries, there is still a demand for coding because it’s used so much. Coding is flexible and can be done with any kind of lifestyle and schedule. Whether someone likes to work early morning or late at night, coding can be done almost any time of the day.

With the growing demand for remote jobs, programming is just another option that will give you the freedom to work nearly anywhere and anytime you want. There are many remote companies and teams that work via Skype or Google Hangouts.

4. There’s a Lot of Potential Growth

Whether you start off as a dev ops engineer or a front-end developer, there is a lot of room for growth in the coding industry. With so much demand for software engineers, companies are constantly looking for talented people to fill open positions, which means that there are always opportunities to advance your programming skills and get promoted.

In fact, many programmers will even go on to create their own startups and have the opportunity to be their own boss.

This is something that is especially appealing to millennials and young professionals. Because the demand for coding jobs is high and there are so many opportunities to advance, a career in programming can be very lucrative over time if you put in the hard work.

5. It’s a Secure Job

In addition to all the other points above, coding jobs are stable and don’t have a high rate of turnover. While companies may come and go, there’s always going to be a need for coders - because technology will always be changing and evolving.

This is far different from many other careers, which are more in-demand when the economy is doing well. The coding industry, on the other hand, has a continuous demand no matter what’s going on outside of work.

And while this may mean that competition for jobs can be fierce sometimes and there might be too few opportunities for open positions, it all evens out in the end because jobs are always opening up due to demand.

The Takeaway

In the end, programming is a great choice for those looking for a stable, long-term job that doesn’t have to be filled with stress. Because of how much demand there is and how many opportunities there are to advance, coding can be a very lucrative career with an abundance of growth potential.

End Notes

This article is written by a guest blogger who wanted to share her thoughts on The Hardship and Importance of Well-designed Front-end.

The author is named Chatty Garrate.

Chatty is a freelance writer from Manila. She finds joy in inspiring and educating others through writing. That’s why aside from her job as a language evaluator for local and international students, she spends her leisure time writing about various topics such as lifestyle, technology, and business.

You can find more of her work on Twitter.

I hope you enjoyed her writing as much as I did.

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About Catty Garrate
Catty Garrate

Chatty is a freelance writer from Manila. She finds joy in inspiring and educating others through writing. That's why aside from her job as a language evaluator for local and international students, she spends her leisure time writing about various topics such as lifestyle, technology, and business.

Email : chattywriter1@gmail.com

Website : https://programmingpercy.tech

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