If you’re worried about having the money to live the life you want to live, just become a computer programmer already! Whether you’d like to do web development, or write applications for the Android or iPhone, there’s a plethora of jobs available to do programming and not nearly enough capable people qualified to fill them. This creates a shortage in supply and raises the salary paid to qualified programmers. In Utah, a fairly inexpensive place to live, at my day job, I’m at right about six figures counting my salary and all my health, dental, and other benefits.
If you’re wondering where the next pay check is going to come from, or you’re sick of working for $10 an hour, you need simply search online and start teaching yourself how to develop software on the computer. Whether it is a website, desktop application, or mobile phone application, software engineering (coding) is a job in huge demand today and the payoff is worth the effort. It only takes time (like learning the piano) before you become a good coder.
Do It For Your Family
If you’re a mother or father and work doing something that’s just not paying you what you want, become a coder. There’s a great feeling knowing that I can fill any number of jobs as a computer programmer, web developer, or now even a mobile developer. The number of job listings and offers I get bombarded with are staggering. As a mother or father, if you’re not making enough money where you are now, get online and start coding!
Do It For Your Debt
You may have thousands of dollars in debt and plenty of stress to go with it. Never fear, you can learn to code and increase your value to the marketplace and get rid of that debt in no time flat. Work full time and freelance part time and just watch your debt melt away.
Do It For Him or Her
Guys, do it for the ladies. When you can finally pick up your date in your own car instead of having your mom or dad drive you around like Daniel Larusso in the Karate Kid, you know you have surely arrived. Pick a nice outfit to wear while you are at it.
Gals, do it to show the guys how smart you are. There’s not nearly enough women in programming. Get paid and impress all the guys with how smart you are. Plus, you’ll finally understand all the techy-babbling geek speak that they are spouting off.
Do It for the Car
Afford that nice car. With a job as a programmer, you’re well on your way to owning a nice car. Just don’t tell Sam from Financial Samurai if you spend more than 1/10th of your income on the car. It can be our little secret, ok?
Do It to Make Stuff
Build your own website or mobile app. Now that you know how to be a programmer, you can sit down and build anything you have an idea for. There’s no need to send emails back and forth and pull your hair out in frustration as you try and work with that developer overseas. Now you’re a do-it-yourselfer!
It’s the Top Job for 2012!
Don’t take my word for it, just look at CNBC who says that software engineering (the ability to create software through programming) is the #1 job of 2012. With an average pay of about $88,000 for qualified programmers, why on earth would you work slaving away at McDonald’s or doing that telemarketing job? Just learn to code and meet the demand where the money is.
So, are you going to get started or what? Do you think you have what it takes to code?
Where to Go to Learn
- When Starting Out, You’ll Likely Be Terrible At It
- Reducing the Wealth Gap
- Finished and Released My First Version of an Android App
- 42 Cents Closer to Financial Freedom
- Why Typing Fast Is Cool