Benefits of Learning To Code

Why You Should Learn How to Code

I am sure you have heard that computer coding is an incredibly useful tool; however, you may be unsure of the value it can bring to your life. Coding can be applicable to nearly everyone’s lives no matter their future goals, career paths, or age. Here are some of the ideas from the Dresscode team on why you should learn how to code:

  1. Learn to Think Logically – If you are someone who wants to continuously learn new things or challenge yourself, then computer programming can be useful to you. Coding improves your problem solving skills as well as teaches you how to think logically. It trains your brain to break down problems one step at a time and strive for a solution, since there always is one in coding. This can help you grow in any part of your life and boosts your creativity.
  2. Become More Digitally Fluent – First you may be asking, what does it mean to be digitally fluent? Being digitally fluent means that you are not only comfortable with technology, but you are able to use it in such a way so that you can solve problems and use technology to your advantage. In our technological day and age, nearly everyone uses computers in their daily lives. So, why not learn a bit more about the devices we use every day? Even if you do not dream to have a career in computer programming, you can become more literate with how computers work and learn new aspects about technology more quickly.
  3. Increase Your Hireability – Having experience in coding will not be hurtful to you resume, quite the opposite actually. Employers will see that you are hard-working, self-motivated and that you are knowledgeable about technology. This can give you an advantage over the competition when applying to a new job.Screen Shot 2019-05-06 at 9.59.38 PM.png
  4. Career Prospects – Obvious as it may seem, seeking a career in computer programming can be a huge takeaway from learning how to code. Even if you do not think this is the career path for you, how will you know until you try? If you are debating making programming your major in college or seeking a new career, taking a few coding classes can help you make that decision. If it does spike your interest, computer programming’s projected growth rate is double of any career path on the market, making it highly demanded job. On the other hand, if it is not your desired career path, you still have a useful skill under your belt that can make you more desirable to employers.
  5. Accessibility – Do not get me wrong, coding is not especially easy; however it does not require any previous skill in order to learn it. Even if you do not really believe you are a “tech-savvy” person, you just may find yourself enjoying learning how to code. If you choose to learn it as an extra skill, it is a lot less expensive than attending classes at a university, and you can do it from the comfort of your home. Best of all, it only takes a few short lessons to develop a basic grasp of what coding entails.

Whether you are a high school student, are well-established in your career, or are in the mood for a challenge, then learning how to code can benefit you. If you are interested in learning more tips about coding, visit Coding 101 on the Dresscode Tech website or check out Dresscode lessons to get started with coding classes now.

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Written by Emma Kuszynski – Dresscode Email and Blog Content Intern 5/7/2019

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