Reaching the conclusion that you want (or even need) to change career is never an easy one.

Before thinking about the logistics, you’ll need to take the first step and accept that a particular part of your professional life is coming to a close and that uncertainty awaits you.

This type of realisation can be very daunting, but deciding to retrain in a field such as computer science can prove extremely fruitful for a myriad of reasons.

Why Retrain In Computer Science?

Retraining in computer science could prove an excellent solution for someone looking to alter their career path.

Three of the top five jobs for the future as identified by the World Economic Forum relate to coding, and this reflects the fact that the number of jobs in the industry is predicted to swell in the years to come.

The growth of the programming sector is outstripping other industries, with the number of jobs related to software development increasing 12% faster than the market average.

With other industries shrinking, computer science and coding are expanding, making it an ideal choice for anyone worried that their current role may not have the future prospects they want.

So Why Aren’t More People Changing Careers?

There are lots of facts and figures flying around about how often people change careers in a lifetime, and a commonly quoted estimate places this anywhere between three and seven times.

However, this figure has been proven inaccurate, and even if it were true, it doesn’t tell an individual whether they are in the right position to make such a huge change.

Many factors might make it difficult for someone to decide that they want to retrain in another career. This may boil down to the relationship they have with their job/industry, financial or time constraints, or more simply that they are concerned about making the leap into the unknown.

The last of these factors is often the most limiting and the most common, particularly when it comes to computer science, which can seem daunting to the uninitiated.

But that shouldn’t be the case.

A recent report from PwC stated that as many as 74% of people have the proper base skills to thrive in retraining schemes or courses, and we’ve seen first-hand how lives can be changed by reskilling as a coder.

Our graduate Reuben went from plasterer to developer thanks to our Master Course, and there’s no reason you can’t do the same.

So Should I Retrain In Computer Science?

With the right training, people from all walks of life can learn to code, and that’s what Code Nation aims to deliver. Our immersive approach teaches you what you need to know about coding – and so much more.

Along with the nuts and bolts, you’ll also learn the coding practices of major businesses, personal skills like self-awareness and mindfulness, and the things potential employers are looking for in interviews. In other words, the knowledge you need to get a great job.

Through our partnerships with our pledgers, we can also guarantee that you’ll be interviewed by great businesses. So with us, you’ll stand an amazing opportunity of getting that new lease of life you’re after.

The decision ultimately lies in your hands, but with a growing industry to leap into and plenty of examples of coding converts who have gone on to achieve great success, it’s easy to see why so many people are making the change.

Leaving a career behind is never easy, but it’s important to remember that everything you’ve built in your professional life will help you moving forward, and can even give you an edge over other coders.

You can find out more about Code Nation by getting in touch with us today!

Email: develop@wearecodenation.com

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