For someone like me, who has worked their entire
career in real estate development, there has been no
better time to go back to schools. I was laid off just
over a year ago, and although I have found a new job
outside of real estate, I have heard numerous times that
the fastest growing career choices will be in health
care and technology. For someone who has always been
interested in technology, I've decided to go back to
school for an online degree in software development.
I don't know which school to choose from, since there
are so many, but I do know what I want to study.
However, what type of degree will be best? Should I get
my degree in software development or is this too narrow
of a focus? What about a wider degree in either computer
science, information systems or information security?
For those in the software development industry, what did
it take to find employment. Is there a lot of software
development instruction in a computer science degree? I
found a lot of information on various sites, but I could
use some help from people with real industry experience.
I will look at schools soon. For now, I need to know
what my career options are. Do I want to work for a big
or small company, in an office, from home? Do I possibly
want to work in real estate again, and if so, can a
in software development help me? Will this be
beneficial? These are questions I'd like to answer
before I begin looking at different programs and
I will look into careers further, as well as schools,
and post what I learn. For those of you interested, stay
tuned. For those who have any information to help,
please comment, they would be much appreciated.