Unlock Your Future: 5 Compelling Reasons to Learn Programming

Unlock Your Future: 5 Compelling Reasons to Learn Programming

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The world is rapidly changing. This means that only those who adapt themselves to the changing world will stand the test of time.

With the recent increase in the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in almost every field, many jobs are being threatened. Most people are afraid that their jobs will be taken away, but will their jobs truly be taken away? Well, time will tell, and only those who up-skill themselves in their respective fields by learning programming might survive it.

This is why in this post, I will be listing five reasons why you should learn programming, even if you don't plan to be a programmer.

Recently, Microsoft added the ability to use Python in Excel. What this means is that even as an accountant or sales manager, you will need to have some knowledge of programming to be able to get such a job in the future. So with that being said, let's talk about the reasons why you should get acquainted with programming.

Makes you job-ready:

One of the advantages of learning programming and having it as part of your skill set is that it increases your chance to stand out from the crowd of other job seekers. Imagine applying for an accountant position in the future where knowledge of Python is required, and you already have it. Don't you think that would be an added advantage?

Earn even without a job:

Another good reason to learn programming is that you can make money with it even when you don't have a job. How?

  • You could write articles about programming and get paid for it.
  • You can create tutorials to teach others and earn from them.
  • You can become an entrepreneur by creating a tool to extend other applications, or build your application and charge users for it.
  • You can become a one-on-one coach and charge people for your time on an hourly basis.

Work anytime and anywhere:

This is my favorite. Do you know that feeling when you sometimes don't feel like doing anything? Or when you feel like saying, "Oh! I want to visit another state or country!" but then you can't do any of that because you have to be at the office by 9 a.m.

Becoming a programmer can give you such freedom - the freedom to work from anywhere, whether in your bedroom or by the poolside, whether at 9 pm or 2 am. The choice is yours.

You become an invaluable asset:

Being a programmer makes you an invaluable asset. Even if the programming language you know becomes outdated, the moment you learn the latest or most-used language, you become rejuvenated like a fresh new wine.

Easily switch jobs:

Unlike in other fields where people can't switch jobs (e.g., a surgeon becoming a dentist), programming is different. As a programmer, you can easily switch jobs. What this means is that you can easily move from one field of programming to another.

For instance, a web developer can choose to become a mobile app developer. All they have to do is learn the relevant technologies related to mobile app development and, before you know it, they become professionals in that field.

In Conclusion: Programming is Your Ticket to the Future

In this post, I have given you a few reasons why becoming a programmer, or at least knowing programming, is important irrespective of your job field because the future is programming, and programming is the future.