Thinking about being a programmer as a career

January 28, 2007 7:20am CST
Well I am only 16 now, and I am starting to learn some scripting languages, and I know i need to concntrate on C, C++ and PHP the most, and I just want some opinions from people, do you think it is a good career to go into, and is the pay ok?
5 responses
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
Any career that is related to computers/programming (in my opinion) is worth it financially! When I was in college, we studied basic programming using Visual Basic and as our final project, we created a program for a video store. I enjoyed doing it so as my classmates. Just an advice, you're heart should be into this because this entails a lot of patience, hardwork and dedication. Also, I believe that programming is more into logic. Anyway, my job is into computer auditing and we encounter a lot of application programs (both in-house developed and out of the shelves), and background in programming is a plus! I hope you do succeed with this. BTW, just a suggestion, maybe you'll also be interested in SQL, it's more of the basic language in programming, they say most of the programs or languages are based on that.
28 Jan 07
Ok thanks for the advise, I will look into SQL.
• India
28 Jan 07
It is an excellent career if you really have interest in it and enjoy developing programs.
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28 Jan 07
Yeah, like in the comment i posted above I do, thanks i appreciate all advise.
@mishang (500)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
well that depends on you if you really like programming and you're a natural in doing programs, then i think that programming career really is for you dude. anyways, in a modern like ours today, i think that technoly related course will be very in demand meaning that there will be a good possibility of a good pay. just make sure dude that you are enjoying what field you are entering to, it is very important to consider that with your career path. :)
28 Jan 07
Thankyou very much for the good advise, ye i've always heard that it's better to do something that you enjoy rather than just something incredibly boring for more money. And programming has always interested me, for a few years now, after the phase in my young life of wanting to be a astronaught lol
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
30 Jan 07
It is a career that demands dedication, time, and some degree of natural hability. You can choose from a lot of areas (web applications, game development just to tell two of them). Surf the web a little, learn a little about programming, try to learn something on your own, to see if it is what you really want to do. Good luck for you.
@Akkie67 (114)
• India
30 Jan 07
What about building a career in Software Testing.....have you heard about it...???