Even if your future job(s) never involve programming, knowing how to write code is a useful skill. The type of logical thinking a programmer uses is good to know as part of your problem solving toolset. Even working on spreadsheets can involve some coding. Or if you do write code, learning one language translates fairly easily to other languages (for most languages). Python is a good starting language with numerous tutorials (search for "learn beginning python"). For example, Udacity has a short beginner class that is only 5 weeks long. If you like it, keep looking for more.
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As Catherine mentioned, it is always good to know a programming language because that is how you can communicate with computers. Think of it as a language to talk to electronics and get them to work for you!
I work on analytics and data science and would recommend SQL and Python to start off with if you are interested in it. Here are a couple of great resources. SQL helps you understand data storage and will help you get database related jobs. Python builds on it further to help you automate your work.
Coding is becoming more ubiquitous no matter what industry you end up working. Having programming skills could help you solve many business problems. You don't necessarily need to be a master in programming to be successful, but getting acquainted with a few programming languages will certainly help. I agree with Anurag's answer. SQL and Python are two of the more popular languages. Check out the links Anurag provided and start learning!
Hello - It is always good to know a programming language. see steps below. I have tried this with no coding experience and was able to pick up the basics quickly.
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