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Neal Gray

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Recent posts by Neal Gray

Cindy, lots of people change their careers at some point in their professional life. Some of them, in fact, do it many times over. I wouldn’t call it crazy, but you should be aware of the hard work it will require to attain a fresh set of skills and also be prepared to start at the bottom of the rung in your new profession.

As for whether you need a computer science degree for breaking into entry-level programming jobs, not necessarily. There are two-year Associate’s degrees in computer programming you can consider enrolling into. A computer programming degree should ideally cover the scope of training pretty well and help you get your foot in the door as far as programming jobs are concerned.
8 years ago
Most companies specify that they are looking for applications who have a Bachelor‘s level computer science degree from an accredited college. While it may seem unfair that more experienced candidates are passed over in favor of someone who has a college degree, from the employer’s perspective, the college graduate has something to show for the years s/he’s devoted towards learning about computer science- a college degree. Work experience comes a close second, but now thanks to distance learning education, many candidates keep their jobs while they complete their degrees, so effectively, they have both.
8 years ago