Computer Science courses, at high schools and universities, often focus on “low level languages” like Java and C++. While these languages can be very powerful, they are also some of the hardest to use, with extremely steep learning curves. Many students find themselves getting frustrated and giving up before they are even able to see any real results.
For someone learning to code in order to understand Computer Science, seeing immediate results isn’t that important. For someone who just wants to get a job, on the other hand, seeing the results of your work right away can really make the difference between dropping out and going the distance.
HIGHEST JOB TO APPLICANT RATIO
If you really want to get a job as a coder, there are only a few stats that really matter. You can look at the sheer number of jobs offered for a specific programming language, for example. That’s a nice statistic, but it won’t tell you how much competition there is for those jobs. The best way to see how easy it is to get a job as a developer in any given programming language is to look at the ratio between available jobs and interested applicants. If there are more applicants than jobs, you’ll have to compete for a position. If there are more jobs than applicants, employers will have to compete for you.
The graph below (from indeed.com) speaks for itself.
Or at least, you know, a well-paying job.
WEB DEV IS WHERE THE JOBS ARE AT
Earlier this year, stack overflow surveyed over 56,000 coders, and found that a majority of them are employed as web developers.
As we head into the weekend before election day, we conclude today’s blog post with a little known, but very important (and very real) quote from our country’s founder.
(Featured image infographic from carlcheo.com/startcoding)