If your new year’s resolution is to learn a new skill or find a new job, consider making 2015 the year you learn to code. Learning how to code offers many advantages for anyone seeking new opportunities this year.

The digital age has taken over and nowadays, the majority of jobs involve or have some tech element to them and there is no escaping it. It is understandable if becoming a full-fledged front or back-end programmer does not appeal to you however, learning the coding basics or one or two programming languages will prove to be very beneficial. Regardless of you coding level, knowing basic coding can help you have a better understanding of the technological aspects of your company and to better communicate with your technology team as well as, any computer savvy clients.

Regardless of your profession, industry and/or company structure, coding knowledge can make your life easier and be a big time saver. Working at a startup or working for a large corporation are all options for you when you learn to code. Not to mention, the more skills you can add to your professional portfolio, the more attractive you are to companies and might be able to demand a higher wage. Who knows, maybe you can even work out a deal to have your company help subsidies the costs for classes or coding bootcamps.

No matter what your current age or job title is, a wide range of industries are eager to hire people with programming knowledge. Even if you are just interested in learning to code for a side project or a personal website, it’s a great way to learn new skills and challenge yourself to work towards a goal.

If the statements above are not convincing enough for you, here are ten statistical reasons why 2015 should be the year you learn to code.

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