Looking for tips/recommendations - changing careers from mechanical engineering to computer science
April 28,2022 at 8:52PM UTC
I've been working in the mechanical engineering industry for about 6 years (at companies and in research) and I've decided to switch to computer science. I have quite a few reasons for the change - personal interest, not feeling challenged in the current field enough, pay, and the job growth outlook all make software engineering more appealing.
If anyone has done a career switch into computer science, would you care to share any lessons learned, recommendations, suggestions. Even your story and experience doing this would be interesting to hear. I haven't come across people in a similar situation as me. I'm in the Seattle area if it's relevant.
Thanks in advance :)
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