Programming: Just for Professionals?

Written by Cheetij Gurung

August 10, 2021

Coding has become a new standard of literacy as a consequence of the technology focused, data-driven nature of the current generation. The famed physicist, Stephen Hawking, once said, “Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn”. This does not necessarily only apply to jobs in the technology focused industries, but also to many other industries.

In a report done by Burning Glass Technologies in collaboration with Oracle Academy in the United States of America (USA), it was found that over a period of 5 years, between 2013 to 2018, jobs related to information technologies (IT) jumped by 65% in sectors unrelated to technology. These industries include scientific services, finance and insurance, health-care, and education to name a few.

One reason for this increase in demand for coding / programming in non-technology industries may be due to it helping to improve the systems and technologies in that industry. Take doctors as an example, if a doctor can also code, they can actively participate in the creation and development of health technologies from health apps all the way to fully moveable machines.

Whether if your child wants to be a doctor or a programmer, why not start their journey into coding with us here at STEMex. We provide a variety of coding courses for different coding languages in order foster the child’s interest in coding as well as providing them with the foundation for them to continue building upon in the future.

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