Thread: School and the importance of a degree

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    Post School and the importance of a degree

    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.

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    Try to get the CS degree. Being a programmer is much more than just programming, and CS will hopefully teach that.

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    what degree's/ courses do you need to take to get a jom as a coputer software engineer of to program app's/games

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