Why Should You Learn To Code in 2021?

Reasons to Learn to Code

The great thing about learning to code is that you don’t have to commit to a university degree. It’s easy for anyone to code starting with just 15 minutes a day. Making this choice to focus on your education and career development will only benefit you in the long run. With coding being one of the most in-demand skills right now, it’s a great place to start. Below are just a few reasons to learn to code:

Because You Never Know, You Might Enjoy It!

The thought of learning to code is often more daunting than the task itself. In essence, learning to code is like learning any language. The obvious difference is that if you were to learn Spanish, for example, you could have a jolly nice chat with the locals next time you go on holiday. Learning to code, on the other hand, enables you to ‘speak’ to a computer.

Young man learning to code at a computer

Because You Can

Steve Jobs famously said; “Everybody should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” That was back in the 1990s when the only thing most people used a computer for was to produce a CV and write a cover letter. Back then, only a small minority of people had computers and a tiny minority of those, understood computer language.

Children learning to code in a classroom

Because Learning to Code is Good for Your Mental Health

Learning any skill can be an enormous boost to your confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, learning to code helps you to think more logically and creatively. In turn, this helps you to stay more in control of your emotions and maintain healthy mental wellbeing.

Learning to Code Can Open the Door to Endless Job Opportunities

When people first start learning computer languages, it’s often with the aim of pursuing a specific career. For example, Web Development or to become a Software Engineer or a Full-Stack Developer.

A Few Final Thoughts on Learning to Code

Learning to code was such a waste of time — said nobody, EVER! Even if you start working towards a goal of becoming a Mobile App Developer and you decide you hate it, its OK to change your mind. Any skills you pick up along the way will likely come in useful for any career in tech.

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Rachael. Adria Solutions

Rachael. Adria Solutions

Hi there! I’m Rachael, Marketing Manager at Adria Solutions Ltd. Read more about me here: https://www.adriasolutions.co.uk/blog