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Matt Bond7-May-21 4:14
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I graduated college with 2 degrees: Forestry and Sociology. I had a single 1 credit computer lab course in college. What did I do for my first job out of college? I worked in Real Estate. From there I progressed to a software company who's sole product was for the Real Estate industry. I started in Support, but eventually moved to Development. 10 years later, I got my CS degree. Now I'm working on my master's.

My point is, did I need those 3 bachelor degrees to become a programmer? No. Would have I have been hired at the software company without a degree? No. Without my degree, I would probably still be working low-end office jobs today.

In my CS classes, I knew more than everyone there because of my real-world experience. Did I have to put in more work in the group projects to get the project to were I wanted it to be? Yes. Did I blame my group-mates for not being as proficient as me? No. They didn't have the benefit of my experience and skills. Development is a group effort, even if you are free-lancing (unless you are only coding for yourself, but that rarely makes money; and as soon as it does, it is no longer a sole effort). Learning to work well with others that aren't as technically proficient as you will be the best skill you will learn from your college classes, but that will be useful no matter which job you get.

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