I am learning programming at a programming school. Programming is a whole new concept for me and it’s very difficult, but at the same time it’s fun.
- 1 Programming is world-class knowledge
- 2 If you can program, you can get a high-paying job
- 3 Computational thinking is useful in daily life
- 4 Understand the mechanism of computers and smartphones used in daily life
- 5 You can make applications that you want to make
- 6 Being able to do what society needs
- 7 Flexible working styles, such as working from home and full remote work
1 Programming is world-class knowledge
Programming languages like C and Python are the same for different countries. So you have the opportunity to work all over the world. And there are a lot of job offers. In fact, it is an industry where the ratio of foreigners working at Japan companies is high, and conversely, the ratio of Japan people working overseas is also high. Therefore, once you learn programming, you can go to a place overseas where you can wait for a more suitable treatment. Not only can it bloom where it is placed, but if it does not bloom there, it can change its location. And easily.
2 If you can program, you can get a high-paying job
In Japan, if you are a new graduate (a person who has just graduated from university) and have no programming experience, the average annual income is about 3 million yen. This amount of 3 million yen is higher than the average for new graduates. In the case of experienced people, there are companies that give annual income of 7 million yen to new graduates. By accumulating experience, there is a good possibility that you will earn an annual income of 10 million yen. It’s the same in Italy, where you can get paid more than a typical job.
3 Computational thinking is useful in daily life
I can’t give you a specific example, but programming languages aren’t the only thing you learn from programming. If you don’t learn the thinking behind it, you can’t really learn programming. Developing that habit of thinking can be useful in many aspects of daily life. It also trains the brain and activates the brain.
4 Understand the mechanism of computers and smartphones used in daily life
For example, you will be able to understand what the CPU is, how this application works, how WIFI works, how image processing and image editing work, etc. For example, in the last example, I learned that an image is made up of small square units, and you can blur the image by averaging three small square units of adjacent images side by side. It was a very meaningful knowledge.
5 You can make applications that you want to make
If you are thinking, “I want to make an application like this”, learning programming is probably the best option. Of course, you can outsource, but you may need to pay a little more than 10,000 euros. Being able to create applications that you like is also a great reason to learn programming.
6 Being able to do what society needs
I would like to establish an NPO, but there are some things that I would like to actually create with knowledge of applications and web applications. In fact, a lot of programming knowledge is required in NPOs, etc., and even if you want to be involved in social entrepreneurship or international cooperation, learning programming may bring better results to the activities of the organization. You could also help other organizations. If you have IT skills not only in programming, you can also help others.
7 Flexible working styles, such as working from home and full remote work
Many IT companies have adopted telecommuting and full remote work, which enables diverse work styles. For example, there are many needs, such as writing code in the gap time of childcare or working as a nomad worker overseas.
For the above reasons, I started learning programming and hope to get very good results about it. By “getting a job on hand,” I was able to work anywhere in the world as I wanted, and I was able to maximize my potential.