Hello all. I’m looking to change careers (from a career in education) and to do so I am looking to get a masters degree in Computer Science. My bachelors degree is in Technology Education. I have some programming experience, but I would still need to take at least a year of prerequisite undergrad courses before I could begin my masters degree. By the time I complete my masters I would be in my mid 30’s.
My question is, would somebody in their 30’s, with no real world experience directly related to computer science with a masters degree stand a good chance of getting employed? OR, would my odds of finding a job be greater if I went back to get a second bachelors degree in computer science instead. Both would take around the same amount of time to get, although I would probably still one day like to get a masters degree either way. Personally, I would prefer to go straight for the masters degree now, but does anybody here work in the field and know the job market? What do you think I should do? Thanks.