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    Yes, I'm self-taught too. I've done math, science, computers...I run the gamut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    Yes, I'm self-taught too. I've done math, science, computers...I run the gamut.
    clever dick. lol.

    im currently studying A level Computer Science, Economics and Psychology in my last year.

    i did start with Maths but dropped it as it wasnt my strong point.

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    > question is is: how many of yous have recieved formal training in programming? and for how long did it take you to get to that level?

    No formal training.
    Have been programming for over 20 years
    Only started C++ seriously 6 months ago with two false starts, one 10 years ago and another 4 years ago.
    I'm consequently a proud beginner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dac
    clever dick. lol.
    That's not very nice
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    so how well paid are programmers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    That's not very nice
    that was a complement! clever dick generally means sombody who is naturally intelligent.

    edit: sorry if i caused any offence, i thought you would be familiar with the term.

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    I know, hence the smile...as for pay, it depends what you're doing. Some are a dime a dozen.
    EDIT: I was, I'm a clever dick after all
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    >so how well paid are programmers?
    It varies wildly. In my area, an entry level position will run about $40k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    I know, hence the smile...as for pay, it depends what you're doing. Some are a dime a dozen.
    EDIT: I was, I'm a clever dick after all
    it must be the biggest decision ill probs ever make. dont wanna screw it up, hence the joint degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    >so how well paid are programmers?
    It varies wildly. In my area, an entry level position will run about $40k.

    my word! entry level in the police force is £20,000 a year. and after 10 years is £40,000 max.

    so the money is deffinately better in computers. what do you think aggregate demand for programmers will be in the near future, say 5 - 10 years from now?

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    Again, money will depend. Prelude's estimate is probably a little higher than usual, as she's an experienced programmer. As for demand, computers are only spreading
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    >Prelude's estimate is probably a little higher than usual, as she's an experienced programmer.
    My estimate was market value in Atlanta for green rookies. The more experience or credentials you have, the more you make. It usually caps out at around $90k for a senior lead position. Anything above that is more management than development.
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    More than base in my area! I'd better move to Atlanta
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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    More than base in my area! I'd better move to Atlanta
    just like to say my best mate at school, well his dad owns the security company for MFC.

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