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I work as an account executive and I'm honestly considering learning to code to become an engineer. Not sure if it will be worth it though. Any thoughts?

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If you need to reboot your career, do it. Just don't give up your current job until those coding skills are up to par and you've landed something else based on them.


Where are you in your career? Coding is not a joke and takes a lot of time and skill. Are you doing it for the money? There are other paths if its for the money (consulting, etc.) that are more in line with what you're doing now.


I wanna reboot my career for fun, and try out building software hands-on for a change. Will depend on my financial plan really.

PM me about a startup opportunity that might help with this. Just keep in mind that startups can be rough. But it looks like you’ve got some startup experience or at least interest!

I'm learning to code as a side project and it's awesome. Highly recommend ot

Code academy is a good place to start to see if you like coding.

Do you enjoy tech and engineering? If you're only doing it for the money, you'll be miserable. Try to find something that matches your interest and desired comps., engineering is not for the faint of heart.

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