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#1 Atharron  Icon User is offline

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What would I need to do for a programming career?

Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:09 AM

I'm currently still learning stuff, so this is a way off yet, but I want to know what kinds of things to aim for.

If I were to be employed would I need any qualifications? And if so which ones? Or do they value experience more? Would it be a good idea to design a programme to show off my skills? Also, what kind of pay would I be likely to get? (I understand that's a VERY general question, but I really have no idea, it could be anywhere from 18k-100k or even more for all I know).

If I were to go freelance, how would I be able to put my programmes out there? Either on phones or computers.

Thanks :-)

P.S. I live in England so could answers about qualifications and such be related to things I would be able to get over here please?

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Re: What would I need to do for a programming career?

Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:42 AM

Well, ya need to be able to program well. And your pay is likely to reflect your ability. So work on that first.
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Re: What would I need to do for a programming career?

Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:49 AM

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If I were to be employed would I need any qualifications?

Yes, typically jobs have qualifications you need to meet. I would suggest reviewing job boards for your local area/country to get an idea.

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And if so which ones?

It varies with the job, and the company.

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Or do they value experience more?

It varies with the level of the job and the company.

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Would it be a good idea to design a programme to show off my skills?

It certainly wouldn't hurt.

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Also, what kind of pay would I be likely to get? (I understand that's a VERY general question, but I really have no idea, it could be anywhere from 18k-100k or even more for all I know).

Check places like 'salary.com' or the like to see averages.

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If I were to go freelance, how would I be able to put my programmes out there? Either on phones or computers.

Mobile app stores are good places, or building some sort of site to handle that.
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