If you’ve ever considered a career change, you’ve probably thought about coding. After all, programming jobs are growing 50% faster than the overall market, and jobs that require coding skills pay $22,000 more each year than jobs that don’t require coding skills. Software developers and software engineers earn over $100,000 a year on average, with high job growth projections by 2026. And US News & World Report, CNNMoney, and Payscale all put software developers at the top of their best jobs in America lists.
But is programming hard? In this article, we will explore how difficult it really is.