Coders rule the future

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While general economic conditions may be uncertain for the future, it’s a safe bet that job prospects for talented coders will be excellent. It’s estimated that by 2020 computer-related employment will rise 22 percent, resulting in the creation of 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences.

The strongest demand will likely be for quality software developers. Code.org reports that computer programming related jobs are growing at twice the national average for all jobs. Now, less than 2.4 percent of students graduate with degrees in computer science. If current job trends continue, U.S. citizens will only fill 30 percent of our country’s computer science jobs. There are some major news and developments in the world of coding. U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas has introduced a new bill that, if passed, will classify computer programming as a foreign language and allocate grants for schools to teach coding as early as kindergarten. There’s no better time to learn about the fundamentals of coding than in childhood. England will implement computer coding as a compulsory school subject at all grade levels starting in September 2014.

Excited about learning how to code now? Worried about where to even start? No worries! To learn about how you can get started today—regardless of your skill level—check out the full infographic below.

Cracking the Code

Coding image courtesy of Mashable

Written by Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, Inc., a premier social media firm specializing in infographic design, development and content marketing promotion. The company is based in Louisville, KY and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.
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