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  • Is it EVER a good idea to get a CS bachelors after already having a bachelors?

    Based on some answers I have read on careerdean, mentors usually say if you want to switch careers into programming, you shouldn't go back to school in most cases. Alternatives like coding bootcamps or self-teaching is a better and more efficient way they say. But is it ever better to just return to school? My background: marketing analyst for 3 years at a talent agency in LA. I hate my job. I started dabbling with code a few years ago and want to do it professionally even if I have to invest 2-3 years into education. I have enough saved up.

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    If you are really interested in going back to school, you probably just want to go for a certificate program or a Master's program that is geared towards career changes. That being said, I do not think it is necessary. I do not have experience with bootcamps, but you can definitely learn enough on your own. My understanding is that some bootcamps also have some sort of job placement programs for their graduates. The hardest part will be getting that first job.