“There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” – Mr. McGuire in the Movie “The Graduate”.
Plastics probably no longer represent a great future, but computer science and healthcare still do. In this article describing the imbalance of job needs to candidates, there is a clear directive that computer science professionals are still going to be in high demand.
This includes programmers, data analysts, data scientists, statisticians, or a wide variety of people who can make computers do tasks. People in this field earn a healthy living. An increase in salary comes when that is coupled with industry domain knowledge. Because of the leaps and bounds in the healthcare industry, having healthcare knowledge plus computer science knowledge can lead you to many different opportunities.
This is not just for those in their 20’s. Anyone at any age who has an interest can pursue this knowledge. I once had a college professor who loved relating a story about a friend of his who was lamenting about going back to school to get a law degree. The friend said, “but it will take four years, and I’ll be 50 when I graduate!” To which my professor replied, “And how old will you be in 4 years if you don’t do this?”.
Yes, very true.