Crack the Code to Stronger Job Prospects [Infographic]

While the health of the U.S. economy and overall job prospects remain less than ideal, certain fields are thriving—and computer programming is one of them. It’s forecasted that by 2020 computer-related employment will rise 22 percent, resulting in the creation of 1.4 million jobs. The strongest demand will be for software developers. Less than 2.4 percent of students graduate with computer science degrees, however. If current trends continue, U.S. citizens will be able to fill just 30 percent of the country’s computer science jobs.

There’s a pending bill that may help alleviate this in the future. U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas has introduced a new bill that, if passed, will classify computer programming as a foreign language and allocate grants for schools to teach coding as early as kindergarten.

Ready to get into coding but not sure where exactly to start? No worries at all! There are many programs and apps available that you can find on sources such as, Code School, Treehouse, Lynda, Codecademy, Udemy and CoderDojo.

For more information, check out the full infographic below!

Cracking the Code

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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