Laurie Pritchard, Ed. S., M.A.T.
It depends on the job, but many jobs do require some sort of certification or degree. Depending on what you are looking to do with coding, you will probably need some sort of education after high school, so I suggest talking to you teachers or guidance counselor. They can help you research coding programs at community colleges and universities so you know what type of education you will need. Also, if there is a teacher at your school who teaches coding, they will be a great resource. Good luck!
Tara T’s Answer
As you make your decision, research colleges in your preferred location and ensure they offer the courses needed to meet both the college and state requirements for your chosen field. Investigate the college's hiring rate for your field after graduation, and don't forget to inquire about grants, scholarships, and financial aid. Before taking out student loans, consider repayment expectations and interest rates.
Additionally, think about the overall experience you'll have at the colleges you're considering, such as housing, commuting, tuition, textbooks, technology, and other expenses. I hope this advice helps, and I wish you the best of luck on your exciting career journey!
You're definitely on the right track by thinking ahead and seeking ways to improve yourself. Acquiring a certification can help you grow in your career and even potentially advance to better positions in the future. Remember that investing in yourself always pays off in the long run!
So go ahead, dive into the world of coding and get certified! You're destined to achieve great things, and this is just the start. Wishing you all the best on your exciting journey!