A popular misconception is that you have to go to college to make a lot of money in programming, but Jason maintains that it is not so.
I am not saying that a degree is not helpful, Jason says. What I am saying is that it is not at the top of most IT managers list of credentials for an entry-level programmer. I believe that on-the-job experience is worth a lot more than a college education. I could tear up my diploma from technical school, and probably high school, too, Jason says. As long as I can program, Ill have a job. The only negative thing a younger programmer might run into is older programmers who have been with the company for a long time. Sometimes they dont like the fact that a young person with no college education can walk in and get a very competitive salary. But just keep in mind that if you can do the programming, you deserve the job as much as anyone else.