Coding as a Second-Act Career
I was delighted to see this video on TODAY that highlights the growing interest in coding as a career.
While many people think of coding as the domain of male millennials, the demand for coders is so high that I think there’s good reason to consider it as a second-act career option – many coders work from home, salary potential is excellent and the demand for qualified workers far exceeds the supply.
Of course, like any career path, coding is not for everyone. It can be challenging to learn and there’s no denying that age discrimination will be a barrier at firms where the average age hovers below 35.
But for the right person, it can be a satisfying way to shift into a lucrative high-growth career path. If the video piques your interest, here are some follow-up posts to read:
- Learning to Code After 40: If You Think It’s Too Late, Read This.
- At 50, Dev Bootcamp’s Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties
- It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Code
- Half of the High Paying Jobs in America Require This Skill
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