If you’re studying computers in college and wondering where the real money is for after you graduate, maybe you should take a little time to think about whether you’re studying the right stuff or not.
Sure, all the cool kids are working on the Internet and building apps and stuff, and then selling their companies for billions and billions of dollars.
But they’re not happy. They may not have health insurance. Or a retirement plan.
There’s no job security in creating new stuff and hoping it’ll catch on enough for you to sell out and buy that Caribbean island.
That’s why you should stop looking ahead at what’s new and neat, and start looking into computing’s past to see what is still out there that nobody is working on anymore.
Stuff that major corporations will pay Big Bucks for a skilled programmer like yourself to come in and take charge.
According to DICE, a TECHNOLOGY RECRUITER, here are SIX LANGUAGES THAT ARE PAYING PROGRAMMERS BIG MONEY RIGHT NOW, if you take the time to learn them:
- Clojure (and other LISP descendants)