Im 17 years old and know c pretty well and im learning c++ right now. Im just wondering what kind of options i have as far as schooling and a degree. Is it necessary to get a 4 yr comp. science degree or can i get hired if i am self tought. How hard is it to break into the industry w/o a degree. I eventually want to program games, but for a first programming job it really wouldn't matter, just to get started. thanks for the advice.