While there are many exciting careers in information technology, one that has been consistently popular over the years is computer programming. Computer programmers make up approximately 8 percent of the computer systems design industry, which, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is growing rapidly - there's a projected 72 percent employment growth between 2010 and 2020.
For busy, working adults, a flexible, competency-based online university like WGU is often the best bet for earning a degree—even, sometimes, for people who work at a traditional university. Chris Dann of Port Orange, Florida, was in just that boat.
WGU may be the perfect fit for adult learners, but even our students can be kids at heart. Take Brian Butt, a student from Riverton, Utah, earning his IT degree online at WGU. He lives playing video games and making things explode.