Want to crack the code to a better future? Consider getting into computer programming. It’s estimated that by 2020 computer-related employment will rise by 22 percent, which will result in the creation of 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences. Code.org reports that computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average for all jobs. There is great opportunity to be had in the field. After all, less than 2.4 percent of students graduate with degrees in computer science. If current trends continue, U.S. citizens will only be able to fill 30 percent of our country’s computer science jobs.
There is some big news on the horizon in the coding world. There is a pending bill that would classify coding as a foreign language and allocate funds for schools to teach coding as early as kindergarten.
Ready to learn how to code but not sure where to start! No problem—there are some great options available to you! For the inside scoop, check out the full infographic here!