Question about programming and coding companies?

Who do coding & programming companies mainly hire?

1)People who went to college for four years and have a degree

2)People who've went to college for two years and completed a certificate program3)Both

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  • 2 months ago

    Depends on the company, but for small businesses the answer is "BOTH."

    Note that your salary will depend on which of those options applies to you.  But jobs are out there if you look.

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    people who know how to code, and have written enough code (by themselves or for others) that they can discuss it at length and know all the pitfalls and how to fix or prevent them.

    you should have written DOZENS OF DOZENS OF PROGRAMS in your spare time, and they may ask for samples, and no, college made examples won't count.

    college is meaningless without experience writing actual code.

  • 2 months ago

    First choice is someone who has experience in the task.  If they've had a job in the topic for the past year, education credentials are not so important.

    For someone absolutely inexperienced, between 4-year college degree and 2-year, if it's a Bachelor's vs. Associate in Computer Science, we would generally take the Bachelor, all other things being equal.  Out of that, a degree from a Tier-1 school was an advantage, not necessarily because someone would code better, but because they would have demonstrated initiative and industry by getting into that school, and surviving.  We would expect such a candidate to have some internships under their belt by the time they graduated.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There will be companies that won't mind if you don't have a diploma or certificate as long as you can code. That way, they can pay you cheaper and you'd stay that way in your position for the longest time ever because you lack credentials for promotion. This is the case in any field out there and this is why a college degree (complete) matters.

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  • 2 months ago

    Companies hire for various needs. Your best bet is to explore the company where you want a job. There are likely several local companies that do not have the same demands that a major world company, such as Microsoft, might require.

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