Software development jobs sound great right out of the gate, with fantastic entry-level salaries, but technology roles don't always offer a great career path. The New York Times reported in 1998 that only 57 percent of computer science graduates were working as programmers six years after finishing college. After 20 years, the figure dropped to 19 percent.
"You get into software thinking you'll build cool things, but instead, it's about jumping through hoops for business school people with bad ideas," one programmer said.
Avoiding burnout is the only way to have a long and sustainable career in tech.
From Psychology Today
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