May 19, 2020 - by Hackbright

Why Should You Learn Software Engineering?

Why Should You Learn Software Engineering?

If you’re interested in technology, computers, and problem-solving, then software engineering may be exactly what you’re looking for. Despite “engineering” being in the title, software engineering isn’t really as challenging or technical as it may at first appear. Just like any new skill, software engineering can be hard to learn, so the real question is: is it worth it? At Hackbright Academy, we think it’s worth it, but that may be because we teach it.

Let’s explore why it might be a good idea for you to learn software engineering.

Do You Enjoy Diving Into Problems with Multiple Possible Solutions?

Do You Enjoy Diving Into Problems with Multiple Possible Solutions?

The first question you should ask yourself when looking into software engineering as a possible career path is whether or not you would enjoy the day-to-day work. And, much of the day-to-day work is looking at problems and coming up with solutions through troubleshooting.

If that sounds like a blast, then you should probably learn software engineering, or, you should at least try out coding for a bit to get a better idea of what kinds of problems need to be solved.

Once you know whether or not you’ll enjoy being a software engineer, then you’ll know whether or not you should learn software engineering. Of course, the answer may be no, and that’s okay.

Read about a student who made her passion for software engineering into a career.

Do You Have Ideas for Improving Existing or Creating New Software?

Do You Have Ideas for Improving Existing or Creating New Software?

You don’t necessarily have to have specific ideas related to software right now, but, if you do, then that could definitely mean you should learn software engineering to be able to actually do something with those ideas. After all, wouldn’t it be cool to see your program in action?

You could pursue those ideas alone or as a part of a team. And, if you choose to study software engineering at Hackbright, then you’ll be entering a community of tech from the start.

Don’t know what kind of ideas you should even be considering that relate to software engineering? Check out the tech stack we teach to see what languages companies are using.

You can also read about the difference between a software engineer and a web developer.

Do You Want to Change Your Career with Software Engineering?

Do You Want to Change Your Career with Software Engineering?

Software engineering can help you change your career into something you love. That change can come about because you enjoy the tech atmosphere more than other industries or because you simply lose yourself in the challenging day-to-day work that the field brings its workers.

If you want to talk to a real person about the possibility of changing your career path in as few as twelve weeks, then check out this interview with Jackie Anderson from Hackbright Admissions.

After you’ve caught up with her through the blog, then you can reach out to her through the chat feature on our website. Just click on the little floating icon at the bottom of your screen.

Learn more about the types of results professional software engineers report.

You Can Learn Software Engineering at Hackbright Academy

What can you get done in twelve weeks? Well, over the course of twelve weeks, you could learn software engineering at Hackbright Academy. Our full-time Software Engineering course is designed to prepare you to pursue junior-level jobs in the world of software engineering upon graduation. Learn more about our phenomenal community of women coders, and see if you would be a good fit for one of our upcoming Prep or Software Engineering courses.

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