Understanding Programming Industry
I never anticapate I would consider what I am about to discuss six months ago. I am considering my options *if* I decide to leave college and enter the software industry to an entry level C++ programming position (something I LOVE *C++*).
I am in my third year of college and I doubt I will finish all required course until another two years, which is a year beyond what I originally planned. I am really tired of boring and meaningless classes that are part of the computer science curriculum. In terms of programming, I am at a level that is beyond any of my fellow class. I take a class that was designed for seniors (program solving). I am making considerable progress with MFC and I have complete confidence I will be proficient with MFC within six months (at most).
I would like to know the *significant*/*importance* of a computer science degree in the software industry.
First, I am still in school and can of course stay. I really am tired of the boring and meaningless courses that waste my time and energy. I love programming! Heck, if possible, I want to solve programs using C++ 12 hours a day or until I can no longer stay awake.
If something were to change and I look elsewhere, what are my options? I would like to know from real programmers. How secure are your jobs w/ or w/o degrees?