I'm in the UK, and learnt programming in college in the late 80's using BBC Basic and Pascal on a 086/286. Since then I went into sales and first line end user support and by today, work as an account manager selling hardware solutions to public sector bodies - but I miss the fun programming offered me.
The question is, I have recently applied to enrole on a HNC Computer Software Engineering course with the grand idea of learning how to program properly in C++ and get paid for it. (Im getting to the question!) .. so, is it a sensible thing to aim for?
I notice that most programmers tend to be quite young and become consultants and analysts by their 30's so would I be better aiming to go in this direction?
A big interest of mine is embeded technology - even though I don't currently have the programming skills to offer any employer - I also have a big interest in Linux - something I can do something with!
Could I have some feedback on what you think?