We’ve all had the thought. “What if I changed careers? I bet I could do that job well. There’s a lot of demand for the job, if I got the right training, I could excel in that field.”

There’s no shame in thinking about a career change. Whether it’s an attempt to change your current financial situation, spend more time with our family, or just looking for something different, second careers are becoming more common, and even a better idea.

According to this article on Forbes.com, employees who stay in companies longer than two years stand to earn 50% throughout their careers than those who move jobs more frequently. And the writer makes a pretty good case too.

While we’re not advocating on this blog for your to bounce from job to job without any real direction — we are, however, offering you access to information about viable alternatives.

Coding as a second career

Whether it’s because you lose your job or you’re just looking for something different, the rate at which corporate America is hiring coders makes learning a programming language a no-brainer.

In May of 2015, the unemployment rate in the Uniter States was 5.5%, juxtapose that against the unemployment rate for software programmers at 2.5%, and you can see the job security in black and white.

What everyone reading this blog (and everyone who’s not reading this blog) needs to realize, is that you don’t need to be Mark Zuckerberg, or 18 years old to excel as a coder.

“I’ve seen folks who have History degrees and psychology degrees be some of the greatest coders I’ve ever worked next to” said Tim Savery, a Software Architect at Chatham Financial.

The truth is, anyone who loves to problem solve, working with puzzles, and have the mental fortitude to work through, and see those problems through to completion, chances are god that you have what it takes to make in JAva coding.

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