That's a great question! Computer Programming is a very broad field and covers multiples areas. In your day to day life, you are surrounded by code, from the phone you use, to the laptop you use for work/school as well as the traffic lights on your commute. This is an amazing time to get into the field. Median salaries now are starting at around $100,000/year.
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