As of right now, tech is one of the hottest fields to get into. Many college students are flocking to CS (Computer science) degrees, learning the languages that are needed to build websites, databases, and all sorts of cool things like apps.
Right now you might be thinking, but I am not in college, so this article isn’t for me. Well, the awesome thing about the tech field is that you don’t need a degree in this field. Nope, you just need to have the skills to make over $60k a year and work at big companies like Google.
I myself don’t work as a programmer, but I have learned to code as a backup to my writing just in case I find myself in hot water with no funds. I write about my journey to code Here. Check it out if you have doubts that you can be a coder. I personally learned web development.
The graph below is from codementor.io
This graph explains what languages can make you the most in terms of potential salary. It was created in 2016 so its fairly recent in terms of growth within the field. Click on this to read the whole article.
Down below are resources for those who cannot spend money on classes at the moment.
Codecademy – Learn the basics of the languages whether its front-end or back-end.
Freecodecamp– Finish the hours and get a certificate.
Codepen – where you can put your new learned skills to test. Newbies and experts both create.
Notyouraveragecoder– my blog that caters to those of us that don’t fit the typical persona.
All those links above are free resources to learn how to code. And those are not all of them. There are plenty of websites online that are now teaching people how to code, whether you’re a single mom, a sixteen yr old in high school, or someone that grew up in the streets.
So what does front end and back end in mean? Well front end is mainly what the users sees. The text, the layout, everything your eyes can see. Learning HTML and CSS are front end languages that allow you to make websites.
Back end is more complex and it’s the data behind the websites. Languages such as C++, Python, Java and so on are on the back end of things.
The average front end national salary is $76,200 according to Glassdoor Not bad if you can get the job with just skills and no college degree. Plus the freelancing market for coding is huge. In demand.
If you come from struggling to make ends meet and are looking for a way out. Then I highly recommend learning web development. Now this is not a get money fast article. It’s about learning a skill that is in demand that can improve your life.
Learning to code can take time, however people have been known to get jobs while still learning. If you got the hunger to learn, the will power to succeed, then there is no reason why you can’t become a coder.
Here is a guy who loves teaching newcomers to code. Watch one of his videos below.
Oh, before I forget to tell you, this dude got a job working for google 😉
So before counting yourself out in terms of joining those in the tech field, do some research and give it a GO BEFORE SAYING NO