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From the Desk of Professor Dave: A guest article from Holly Clark at CODAKID to kick off the Fall!

David Malter | October 30, 2018

Computer Coding: A Necessary Skill of Today

The first thing that comes to mind when one hears of computer coding is that it’s the stuff that’s reserved for the geeks, or in some cases, the smartest of minds. Well, that might be true a decade ago, but thanks to the many developments over the years, learning how to code has become easier and more convenient for everyone.

Computer coding finally made it into the mainstream. Everyone can learn it as long as you have enough patience, focus, and diligence. In fact, coding isn’t anymore treated as a hobby but has now become a critical career skill. Becoming a computer coder or programmer has even become one of the highest paying and most in-demand jobs out there.

Knowing all this might make you wonder if coding is something you might consider. If you’re curious about the matter, then we suggest you read on. We’ve got all the stuff you need to learn why coding is the next big thing of the modern generation.

  • Digital Age

Let’s face it. We’re living in the digital age where almost all things are controlled by technology. Computers are now everywhere, and almost every activity is done with the aid of devices. Well, it turns out that all these devices wouldn’t exist without computer coding.

It’s these codes that enable these devices to follow human commands. Learning coding opens you to a whole bunch of opportunity and scope that’ll surely benefit you in the long run.

  • Financial Bliss

Most, if not everyone, wants a financially blissful life. Financial success is what all people want. Yes, there are a lot of careers that’ll make the journey to a million bucks easier, and one of those is by being a computer coder.

According to a study, the average annual salary that a programmer earns is $80,000, which by all means, is high pay. Learning coding also means that you can go solo and start a business. You don’t need to have a day job and work ‘round the clock confined in an office.

Apply your coding skills to your business, create an app, sell it, or perhaps develop software that’ll make your business processes more efficient. The sky’s the limit when you learn how to code. Being a freelance coder is also a good idea because there are now a growing number of clients who are willing to pay a premium for app developers.

  • Critical Thinking

Computer coding isn’t learned overnight. You need time to perfect the craft because it’s all about solving problems through trial and error. In short, this trains your brain to function at its best. This helps you to do better in other areas of your work or your personal life.

Through time, you’ll develop a mindset that is focused on approaching problems one step at a time while processing large chunks of information without getting stressed too much. Learning how to code isn’t just learning a computer language as it’s also about developing a productive and efficient mindset that is geared towards solving even the most complex of problems.

 

In simpler words, coding makes you smarter.

  • Career Flexibility

Learning the ins and outs of computer coding makes you a more flexible professional. This is very important, especially that we’re living in a rapidly-shifting economy that’s controlled by technology.

“Coding is becoming increasingly important as a life skill, and should be taught in the early parts of schooling. In fact, coding is now just as important as math and science.” According to the CEO of Codakid, David Dodge.

And it doesn’t matter if you’re a programmer or not, because even if it’s not part of your job, you’re still most likely to interact and work with a coder. Learning to code makes you a more valuable team-player.

  • Final Verdict

With all this being said, you can clearly see how important it is for you to learn to code. You might want to learn it for fun, as a hobby, or perhaps to progress in your career. Whatever the reason is, rest assured that mastering this skill is the way-to-go if career fulfillment, financial bliss, and improved overall productivity are what you’re after.

Just make sure that you’re ready to go out of your comfort zone, be passionate with what you’re doing, and most of all, be prepared for a brighter future ahead. Indeed, learning coding is the future.

If you want to talk to Holly about this topic, email her at codakid@boxcape.c0.

And, if you have any ideas for the Blog or anything else Expert Online Training related, email Professor Dave at ProfessorDave.camp.


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