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No Computer Science Degree But Want To Enter the Tech Industry?

Aug 12, 2020 9:12:30 AM

A common question people have with regards to breaking into the tech sphere is if a Computer Science degree is necessary to do so. Data Scientist, Lesley Cordero, delves into this question while simultaneously making an important distinction between the desire to manage a tech company and the desire to program for such a company.

How do I enter the computer science/tech industry without a degree in computer science? I've been trying to pick up python

If you’re just learning Python, why the desire to work in tech? If your desire is to manage a company in tech, that’s very different than wanting to program in tech. I would try to figure out which you’d rather be doing.

With that said, if you’re interested in coding, I would keep at Python. It’s a great language with a lot of applications and is especially great for someone who might not know what they’re interested in.

The advice to build a portfolio is valid, but you can’t do so if you don’t have the technical skills. So focus on gaining these technical skills so you’re able to have a good portfolio.

Also, if you’re just in your third year of university, it’s not too late to take computer science courses. If your schedule can fit them, I’d say definitely go for it! Maybe you can even pick up a minor.

Lastly, if you’re interested in a coding bootcamp to enhance your skills, check out Byte Academy!


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