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This answer is going to be different than most you would find here.

You mentioned that you learnt RPG IV in school.

That is a language in use on IBM AS/400 (now, iSeries) computers.

Billions of lines of code exist in that language.

The iSeries computer systems are treasured by companies that use it but they cannot find replacement programmers, just like you can’t find COBOL programmers anymore.

Check out the local computing scene. See if you find any companies using the iSeries computers. If you find one, talk to them about an opportunity to prove yourself as a competent RPG IV programmer. Look for AS/400 users groups and such fora to find out who these companies might be.

They may be desperate enough to give you a chance.

If they do, you will be set for life and will not have to fear competition from young whippersnappers with resumes sporting Python, C++, Java, Clojure, Go, Rust, etc.

Best of luck in your endeavors.

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