Hi, my name is JK. Have you always tinkered with computers, loved technology and been interested in how things work? If so, computer programming may just be the perfect career for you.
That’s all well and good I hear you say, but what exactly is computer programming?
Well, in a nutshell, computer programming means creating programs, like apps and websites, which run on computers.
Sound fun? Well, read on for the top eight reasons why you should choose a career in programming.
One of the very best reasons to become a computer programmer is the bounty of jobs out there. And because we are an increasingly technologically reliant society it is also apparent that there will be jobs in the programming sector for a long time to come. As other industries decline and cease to be, programming is growing and expanding into almost all areas of life.
With the skills and knowledge you gain from studying programming, you will be able to build just about anything! Your creativity really is your limit. Whether you want to build a program that will help you quickly and easily rename and sort 5,000 newly downloaded photos from your overseas holiday, or you want to create a program that will keep track of your finances, as a programmer, you will be able to do it! Programming is also an entrepreneur’s very best friend. Imagine taking your business ideas and making a website or an app that will help you to not only make them a reality, but market them as well!
You can use your programming skills to compliment the work that you already do, or to follow a passion. For instance, if you are an accountant, you could write an accounting program that would make analysing accounts much easier. Or if you have a passion for writing and want to pen a novel, you could write a program that would make your novel interactive – adding an extra dimension for your readers to explore!