Programming Languages: Shaping The World Around Us

When you learn about programming languages, you have a lot of career options available to you. Computer programmers write and test code for new programs, update existing programs, identify and correct coding errors, rewrite programs for different operating systems, and secure programs against cybersecurity threats. Learning different programming languages is also a great way to move into many different IT fields as a computer systems analyst, database administrator, hardware engineer, software developer, or web designer. Opportunities abound for those who are up-to-date on their programming languages.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between 2020 and 2030, the field of computer programming is going to decline, but the career pathways that programming allows you to move into are all growing at faster than average rates. 

Median Pay

The median pay for computer programming work is $93,000 per year, according to the BLS. Even though becoming a computer programmer usually requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree, IT is a growth industry, so certificate programs and coding camps have given credibility to those who graduate with those types of intensive, focused programs. Washington Technical Institute offers that type of opportunity through their Programming Languages Certificate.

Level of Education

Because so many areas in IT are growing at a much higher than average rate, the industry has begun to look at those bachelor’s and master’s degrees as optional as they hire new recruits, making a certificate program a great way to get your foot in the door while you work toward higher education. Earning a certificate can give you a job that you love while you move toward even better positions through further education. The Programming Languages Certificate is meant for students who already have a foundational understanding of programming, development, or computer systems. The courses cover twelve credits of training and exposure to some of the most used programming languages in the industry. Curriculum content includes courses about JavaScript, Java programming, C++, HTML, Python, and more. 


Washington Technical Institute’s self-paced Programming Languages Certificate can be completed in 8 months or fewer, with daily start dates.  Flexible start dates and courses allow students who are already in one career the ability to either build on that knowledge or start a new path through completely online, self-paced programs. An additional benefit of WTI’s programs is that we offer affordable pricing and monthly payments to help our students leave school without debt. 

Although our goal is to help our students graduate their programs with little to no debt, we also recognize that some students might need to utilize a loan for their educational investment. We are excited to announce our partnership with Climb Credit, a student lending company focused on financing career-building programs. 

If you’re ready to enroll and start your training to become a software developer, you can register for your program online through our website. Still have questions about our programs? Feel free to call us at 800-371-5581 or text us at 952-465-3702. Our admissions specialists will be happy answer whatever questions you have.

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