February 11, 2015
It is said when you are young, learning is easier, but it’s also true that learning has got nothing to do with age. So, if you're over the age of 40, and planning to pick up a valuable new skill like programming, remember this: Age is just a number. A desire to learn is more important.
Those who have been good in academics or have a background in programming will find it easier. However, even if you are new to programming and have a strong desire to learn, you can make it work.
Benefits of learning to code past 40:
Those who are working in some company already and planning to learn programming can improve the skills that are required in a modern workplace. It will also keep your brain active and classroom experience will even make you enthusiastic about the subject. Those who are new to programming must remain positive about learning the subject because mastering a skill takes time, and learning to code is no different.
What's the purpose:
The thing you need to consider while you enroll for a programming course is whether it is for fun or whether you are looking to make programming a serious profession. Programming is an enjoyable profession for many. It is a useful skill and a fun hobby for few.
You need to be patient, because learning to code will take time. The effort and hard work itself will be a skill that you develop along the way. Even after completing the programming course, it should be noted that learning will not end. The tech world keeps getting updated from time to time, and you would need to update your skills regularly. In addition, experience will strengthen your skills. So, you need to set your goals right.
Job type and salary:
Another thing which is important to consider is, “Are you looking for an entry-level job?” You can also choose to work as a freelancer. You can register on freelance programmer sites and bid for programming projects. You can choose to work on occasional contract as well. Adjustment of the salary or your hourly rate needs to be given a thought as well.
Check out this infographic for help on deciding which language to learn. For a list of the highest-paying platforms, check this out!
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