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How Important is a Bachelor's Degree for Developers?

Have you ever wondered if getting a bachelor's degree is necessary for becoming a successful developer?

While it can be helpful, experience and continuous learning are also important factors to consider.

What do you think? Do you believe a bachelor's degree is necessary for becoming a successful developer, or do you think experience and continuous learning are more important?

A bachelor's degree can provide you with technical knowledge and soft skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. These skills are valuable when starting out in the industry and can help you stand out in a crowded job market. However, some argue that experience is more valuable than a degree since college programs may not always keep up with the latest trends and best practices.

Self-taught or online certification programs may be more valuable than a traditional bachelor's degree. These programs are more nimble and can adapt quickly to changes in the industry, providing students with the latest skills and knowledge. They are also often more flexible and affordable, making them a good option for those who want to gain skills without taking on significant debt.

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Espen Nilsen

A degree is also something that can be seen that an individual has been able to work against a goal over a long period of time, and during that time that individual have had experience working in groups learning some project management. This is something that you don`t often get being self-taught or just followed some simple video courses.

ezekiel_77 profile image

As a computer science major, Some external certification e.g. Oracle. Actually
report that there is a significant difference between what's thought in degrees and what's outside in the tech world. ..

If you have a degree, that's cool but I personally believe that it's better to just learn on your own and build stuff... Thats what tech is all about

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Volkmar Rigo

It depends (as always)... but companies tend to require degrees for certain roles and also it is a good argument to get higher compensation. Having a degree helps you learn new concepts, technologies and also gives you experience in presenting in front of other people (which is an important skill)