The Career Outlook for Mainframe Programmers

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Here Is A Software Developer’s Coaching Question

Hi,

I’m a mainframe application programmer having 7 years of experience.

I love to continue in technical career path. I have following queries, could you please help me to make a decision?

Going forward, I fear continuing only in mainframe could be a challenge for me to succeed in software industry?

What other technologies should I pick up to succeed in software industry?

Which technology go good with mainframe – Java/.NET/JEEE/HTML which one of these?

If I learn other technologies like Java/.NET then I would be a beginner in those technologies and would it really help me?

Instead what if I learn more deeper technologies within mainframe like MQ, Advanced CICS etc? Please advise.

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