No, this is not an overstatement, coding is the best gift you can give yourself.
Coding is such an important skill right now, and learning how to code can be a game changer for your career path. It’s also not that hard to find the tools to teach yourself this and there are tons of courses online. Some are even free! Yes, it is intellectually challenging, but it’s so rewarding too.
Knowing how to code will change everything you can do. Not only will it set you apart from other people you are competing with for jobs, it requires very logical, structured, highly organized thinking.
The technology industry is growing at a monumental pace, and coding makes smartphones, ad tech, websites, electronic devices, and a whole host of things you probably never thought to think twice about possible.
All that aside, pretty much every business right now could not grow without utilizing technology in some way, shape, or form. Technology is only going to continue to advance, and if you learn how to code you won’t just keep up with the jobs that come along with the industry, you will excel at them.
Last year, The Bureau Of Labor Statistics reports the annual average salary for a computer programmer was $82,240. Computer programming is not the only job title you can hold if you know how to code though; there are so many things you can do and so much money you can make. Yes, the gender wage gap might be alive in well, but it is the most diminished in the tech industry and that’s no secret.
You can learn how to build websites, you can learn about ad tags and how to implement them; your options are limitless and they are far from boring.
I didn’t learn to code until I was in my twenties, and it opened doors for me like you wouldn’t believe. My entire background is in fashion and I never realized that simply picking up this one skill would revolutionize my career and the way I did everything. I started with HTML and building websites and kept learning and expanding on my coding knowledge from there.
Trust me, learning to code will be such a worthwhile way to spend your free time.
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label and is also the Chief Chick at Chipchick.com which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about keeping women informed of the latest technology trends and products to improve their lifestyle and believes in providing real, useful information and advice to her readers.