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What jobs can you get if you major in computer programming?

I'm currently 15, freshman in high school, and I've always been interested in programming. I know HTML, PHP, Java, and C++. However, my mother says that it's hard to make a living majoring in computer sciences, and I want to see how true it is. If it really is hard, what jobs would suit someone who enjoys logic and problem solving? Thank you!

Asked By: I ♥ cats! - 5/15/2011
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Expanding upon and refining the earlier answers, Software Engineering, not Computer Programming, is the career path with opportunities. What is the difference you ask... More
Answered By: Mike T - 5/15/2011
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Your mom is wrong. IMHO exactly opposite is true. For a good programmer sky is the only limit. As long as computers are there programmers will be required. If you really enjoy it, my only suggestion will be to continue exploring and learning new languages. Try to become an expert in atleast one. C++ is good.
Answered By: Neeraj - 5/15/2011
 
It is not hard to make a living with Computer Science. It sounds like your mom is one of those people that think all the jobs are going to India. Computer Science is a very good field to go into, in some cases maybe even better than Computer Engineering. I was at a job presentation by Intel a few months ago and they... More
Answered By: Mike C - 5/15/2011
 
Computer Science is the future. Your mom doesn't know what she's talking about.
Answered By: muaythaiguy - 5/15/2011
 
The fact that your so young is excellent, there are jobs for a whole variety of computer languages so first you need to decide what one your strongest and happiest in using... More
Answered By: David Stevenson - 5/17/2011
 
Your mom couldn't be more wrong. Computers are EVERYWHERE, EVERY company in existence can make use of someone with a degree in I.T., it's one of the top 10 highest demand fields and will remain that way as long as there are computers.
Answered By: Skizerz - 2/21/2014
 
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