Career Prospects Or Advancement Opportunities for Computer Programmers

Computer Programming is one of the most portable careers … as in you can work with the same skill sets in the USA, Canada, Britain or India.

Also, the industry is not big on degrees or titles … the programming industry however is crazy about your raw talent based on experience and ability to demonstrate competence on the job … which is exactly what the Software Developer Boot Camp training offers..

Depending on your risk profile, you may start with being a contract programmer … contract programmers are expected to be the best at the same time, they do not have or need an offer of full-time employment because they can take their skills anywhere anytime, anyplace and get hired immediately.

As a contract programmer, you will be earning about $30/hr. for a full-40 hr. week with benefits, etc. within 6 months of completing the Software Developer Boot Camp Training.

If you transition into full-time employment instead of contract programming, I would expect your entry-level salary to be in the range of $40k to $45K. After the first six months, you can earn more money as well.

If you are hard working and motivated, I believe you would even do better than these figures … but I don’t want to start by raising your hopes too high or you may end up just obsessing about the money and forget that if you are really good at what you do, you will get paid a lot more!

I hope that I have given you sufficient data and confidence to act on … if you would like to move forward with the “software developer training”, enroll on

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7 Responses to "Career Prospects Or Advancement Opportunities for Computer Programmers"

    • Software Developers Training   December 6, 2011 at 5:36 AM

      Have you read the article on this page about becoming a contractor?

      I recommend that you “consider becoming a contractor, if you have plateaued in your career”

      As a contractor, you may earn significantly more more (20 percent to 50 percent more) and you will have more work / challenges for your skill sets.

      And the risks or downsides for becoming a contractor is not as bad as some say it is!

  1. felix203   December 6, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Why do most computer programmers wish to work in project management?

    • Software Developers Training   December 6, 2011 at 6:14 AM

      If you are seeing a trend of computer programmers flocking to the project management career, then they choose computer programming because they thought that it would be easy to get jobs or because they though they could earn more money.

      And when they realize that computer programming requires hard work, they flock to another career like project management where they hope to make easy money or get easy jobs.

      I would say this … “Far From The Maddening Crowd!”

  2. Joseph Khumalo   February 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    The truth is i’m a 40yr old male, who is aspiring to crack a chance in the computer career specifically programming.

    Also facing financial difficulties,is there a cheaper route

    • Software Developers Training   March 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      Your age doesn’t matter in terms of becoming a computer programmer.

      The cheaper route to becoming a computer programmer is the “Self Taught” route, which involves first getting a curriculum or program of study and then learning or mastering computer programming using a combination of textbooks and articles.

  3. crandall shank   October 30, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    I am 14 yrs old where would i start to become a computer programmer.


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