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Hey everybody, I’m new here and in the market for a new career.

I'm seeking some advice on if I can realistically self-teach myself programming in a few months, or even do a 3 month “boot camp” and be job-ready?

I come from a more traditional place of having to get 3-5 year degrees… so I’d like to confirm if the above is actually possible or realistic? I’m 27, pretty good with computers generally, and hungry for a good job. However, i'm not a genius or anything.

The TLDR part of my story… trying to summarise as best I can:

-My 6 year relationship with my ex ended 4 months ago, pretty much shattered my world.

-I have a masters degree in architecture from 2015, I did 6 months post-graduate work which I didn’t enjoy and ended up leaving to run a business with my (now ex) partner. Now that’s just ended, I’m needing to find a job.

-I’ve got enough savings to last me a year without work, but I really want to get something ASAP.

-I’m applying to get back into architecture places, but not super keen on it. The job market is also pretty bad, not many opportunities and not great pay.

-I’ve been interested in programming before but never made a leap to study it or anything – nows the time though if its going to happen.

-I looked on seek and saw heaps of jobs with good pay and good future predicted growth, which is why I’m taking another look at it now.



So… is it possible to self-teach, or do a 3 month boot camp and be job-ready? How easy is it to get a job? I’m living in Melbourne (Australia).

Any advice / tips / ideas are appreciated!
Thanks guys

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