Should I Become a Computer Programmer?

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Updated November 10, 2016

3. How does spending many hours working on one task make you feel?

5. You have a lot of work to do. How will you get it all done?

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6. Your mom asks you to plan the family vacation. Where do you go?

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8. What is the highest level degree you are willing to earn?

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9. You have to keep your skills up-to-date. Are you willing to do this?

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10. What is the lowest salary you would be willing to earn?

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Should I Become a Computer Programmer?

You got: Don't Become a Computer Programmer

I got Don't Become a Computer Programmer. Should I Become a Computer Programmer?
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The questions on this quiz were meant to determine if you have the soft skills computer programmers need as well as the desire to fulfill the educational requirements. It also asked if the median annual salary is acceptable. According to your answers, you would not succeed in this occupation, nor would you enjoy working in it.

Computer programmers must be good at troubleshooting. They need the ability to understand complex instructions, must be able to concentrate for extended periods of time and should be detail oriented. Excellent time management, critical thinking and reading comprehension skills are essential.

You would need to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related subject. Keeping up with technology and learning new computer languages is imperative. Computer programmers' median annual salary is $79,530.

You should look for a career that makes use of your strengths and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. It should also have acceptable earnings. 

Should I Become a Computer Programmer?

You got: Computer Programmer Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Computer Programmer Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should I Become a Computer Programmer?
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Your answers to the questions on this quiz determined that you don't have enough of the soft skills computer programmers need, and you may not be willing to fulfill all the educational requirements. In addition, you may not think the compensation is adequate.

Computer programmers must have the abilities to troubleshoot, understand complex instructions and concentrate for lengthy periods of time. They need excellent time management, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. They must be detail oriented as well.

You would need a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or a related discipline if you wanted to become a programmer and keep up with constantly changing technology by getting certifications and learning new computer languages. The median annual salary is $79,530.

You should look for a career that better utilizes your strengths. It should also have requirements you are willing to fulfill, and earnings you feel are acceptable.

Should I Become a Computer Programmer?

You got: You Might Make a Good Computer Programmer

I got You Might Make a Good Computer Programmer. Should I Become a Computer Programmer?
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This quiz assessed whether you have the soft skills to become a computer programmer and a willingness to fulfill the educational requirements. It also asked if the median annual salary is acceptable to you. Based on your answers, this occupation is probably a good match, but not a perfect one. Figure out where your weaknesses lie before you move forward.

Computer programmers must be able to troubleshoot, concentrate for long periods of time and be attentive to details. They need excellent reading comprehension, time management and critical thinking skills and the ability to understand complex instructions.

You will need a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or a related major and must also keep up with evolving technology by getting certifications and learning new computer languages. Make sure the median annual salary of $79,530 is acceptable.

Don't invest your time and energy without learning more about this occupation. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

Should I Become a Computer Programmer?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Computer Programmer

I got You Were Born to Be a Computer Programmer. Should I Become a Computer Programmer?
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Congratulations! You chose a career in which you seem likely to succeed. Your answers show you have most of, if not all, the soft skills computer scientists need, you are willing to fulfill the requirements, and you find the salary acceptable.

Computer scientists need excellent critical thinking, time management, reading comprehension and troubleshooting skills. They must be detail oriented and be able to concentrate for extended lengths of time and understand complex instructions.

You will have to earn a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or a related major and take part in additional training throughout your career to keep up with changing technology. Expect a median annual salary of $79,530.

Even though the results of this quiz indicate computer scientist is a good career choice for you, you should still learn all you can about it before you make a final decision. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with people who currently work in this field.

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