When you think about the future, where do you see yourself?
Maybe you’re making tackles in front of thousands of cheering fans, or creating breathtaking dishes at your restaurant, or you’re in your home playing hide and seek with your kids; the possibilities are endless.
For many of you, your passion for computers and technology has led you to learn more about coding. Now that you’ve taken the steps to harness the power of coding, let’s discuss what you can do with your new powers in the future.
Programmers who work almost exclusively with websites are web developers. They design, maintain, and modify websites with a variety of programming languages. A 2016 survey conducted by Free Code Camp found that 39% of respondents saw “Full Stack Web Developer” as their ideal job; in fact, web development jobs held the top 3 spots in the survey.
Video Game Programmer/Designer
Your parent’s old Nintendo games may not look like much, but they required whole teams of coders to create what was then, a groundbreaking feat. Today, the video game industry is massive and a huge part of our culture. As a result, companies are constantly looking for new talented and created individuals to design and program the next wave of video games.
If you like being picked as “team captain” then this job is for you. Software developers help teams of coders through every stage of the software creation process. This is also one of the many coding jobs that allow you to work from home.
As a network administrator, you will oversee an organization’s computer networks. Large companies, universities, and government entities all require network administrators on their staff.
Mobile App Developer
Take one look at your phone’s App Store and you can see just how big mobile app development is. On top of that, iTunes is expected to have 5 million apps by the time we hit 2020. That’s good news for the next generation of coders.
That’s right, coding is even being used in the study of our galaxy. You can apply your love of space and coding towards a career in coding cosmology and use programs to track stars and learn secrets about the planets in our solar system.
If you like getting lost in the details, then a career as a systems analyst may be right up your alley. Systems analysts pour over multiple lines of code in order to find ways to improve systems and the processes carried out by the programming.
It’s hard to find a business that doesn’t need some sort of IT department, and the embrace of technology by companies from all over ensures that we’ll always need knowledgeable individuals to keep the computers running and the internet working.
As you can see there lots of great jobs you can get with a coding education, but that’s not even all of them!
You will also find yourself capable of getting other jobs that are not traditionally thought to be coding related. That’s because coding is growing even more important across many industries. Coding knowledge can lead to careers in engineering, AutoCAD drafting, architecture, medical systems, and business.
So, what we should really be asking is “what jobs aren’t available to coders?”