Are you a computer programmer? Here is what Half Sigma thinks about your profession:
- Computer programming is a low prestige profession.
- As you get older, your desire to completely relearn everything decreases, so you are likely to succumb to the temptation of staying with the familiar technology for too long.
- Whatever your position is, as a Computer Science person, you are socially classified as a geek.
- The computer programming industry within the United States is an industry with a shrinking number of jobs (because of outsourcing).
- Computer programming and IT in general is now seen as the foreignerâ€™s industry and not a proper profession for upwardly mobile white Americans.
- Computer programmers face the need to move up to management or likely wind up as underemployed fifty-year-olds, only suitable for lower paying IT jobs.
- This trend, in which people without computer programming experience manage computer programming projects, is a result of the low prestige of computer programming.
- If you look forward to one day having your own private office, then computer programming sure isnâ€™t the way to go.
- Computer programmers are cubicle employees, not considered important enough to be given nice workspaces.
- If you can’t get into a Top 14 law school or a top graduate business school, then public accounting probably provides a better career path than computer programming.
So, if you are a computer programmer, maybe you should change your career and become a database administrator. After all, database administration is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States.
I believe that no matter what your profession is, keeping up to date with the “what’s new” in your industry/technology is very essential to career development.
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on 14 Mar 07 | Tags: programming