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How valuable is C in the jobmarket?

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    How valuable is C in the jobmarket?

    Im getting closer to graduating college and I really enjoy the C language and would love to extend that passion into the job world. I have not heard good things about C being used for more than embedded programming. My question is "In your experience, is it hard to find a job programming in C, outside of embedded programming?"

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    embedded programming is actually a growing field. that should do good things for your employability.
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    Problem solving skills are extremely valuable in all job markets. Just stop worrying about languages and start solving problems.

    Good programmers can pick up languages really fast, and employers know that, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    embedded programming is actually a growing field. that should do good things for your employability.
    Can you elaborate a bit on this? I feel that camelMan made a very good question.. And I liked the answer you gave, but I couldn't be convinced so easy :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    Can you elaborate a bit on this?
    if you look at the consumer market, it's clear that an increasing number of products have some sort of intelligence built in. even a simple desk phone now has an embedded controller with firmware that can be updated. with arduino and other hobbyist embedded devices, people are coming up with new ways to automate their lives, and many of those ideas eventually spill over into the consumer market.

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    Thanks!
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    It’s 2014 and I still use printf() for debugging.


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