Why You Should Learn How to Code

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Did you know that 8 out of 10 top companies in the world are from the tech sector? And not only that, but almost a quarter of S&P500 is also from tech. That doesn’t tell us why we should learn to code, and it also does not mean that everyone in these companies knows how to code, but what it tells us is how much technology is dominating the world and how much people value that dominance.

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.”

 Steve Jobs

Where to start?

The truth is, coding has made things easier by giving us lots of solutions for the real world. It doesn’t matter if you are a non-programmer, beginner, or experienced person; there are multiple reasons you should learn to code.

Attractive Salary and Multiple Career Opportunities

Technology is vast, and we can find it all around us. Coding is a fundamental skill for programming. There are plenty of job opportunities or freelance gigs available if you know how to code. Currently, there is a shortage of programmers, and thus, they are in high demand. The average salary for these jobs is also attractive because it requires critical thinking and situation analysis.

Coding improves your problem-solving skills

Apart from easy job search, coding literacy can help you to improve your problem-solving skills. Coding forces you to find logic in simple behaviors; it teaches you how to structure big problems and divide them into small chunks. It is a healthy exercise for the left side of your brain.

Coding can help you save time in the long run

Have you ever been in a situation where you spend an entire hour every week to format the same report for your boss? Understanding coding can help you to automate your monotonous copy-paste weekly reports and spend your time elsewhere in your job. From macros in excel to some advanced automation tools are at your disposal. To use them effectively, you, of course, need to know some basic programming.

Coding can allow you to pursue passion projects

Coding is a fantastic skill for you if you’re the sort of person who has tons of ideas and wants to get started on everything yesterday. Not having to look elsewhere for a coder saves both time and money, plus it means you can keep changing and redesigning as your idea develops.

Anyone can do it

Unlike other tech skills that require a degree, there are free resources to start learning to code.

These are some great and free resources that can help you get started: