Programming - viable to change carreers?
I'm currently an network engineer for a large telecom company. My experience is designing and implementing various customer network utilizing Cisco equipment. We all know how that industry is going down the tubes.....
I'm currently going back to school to get my B.S. in C.S. and then probably on to a masters. I know there is quite a bit of outsourcing happening in this field, but I would like to know from the rest of you if it might not be a wise decision to try to get into the programming field. I used to love programming in my youth and I've always meant to make it a hobby, but as you grow older, the free time starts to dwindle. But, if I go to school for it, I should learn a great deal - I guess that kind of goes without saying :)
If you say no, are there any areas in the programming field that you see expanding in the U.S.? Any areas you see not being outsourced?
Lastly, do you feel the U.S. government should do something to make it less attractive for companies to outsource? I do! I plan on writing my Congressman soon!!! I suggest you do the same, if you haven't already.