STEM Education Resources: Free Computer Science Classes

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The Simple Dollar
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The Simple Dollar
Published Date: 
2017
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Earlier this year, job search powerhouse Glassdoor released its study of the 50 best jobs in America for 2017. The majority of the list involves STEM-related fields (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), with a heavy emphasis on computer science at the top. Four out of the top five spots went to Data Scientist, DevOps Engineering, Data Engineer, and Analytics Manager. To further emphasize growth within the computer science field as some of the “best” jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that software developers for applications are set to see almost 20% job growth by 2024.

Here at The Simple Dollar, we pride ourselves on keeping our finger on the pulse of financial self-improvement. We also see a lot of opportunities for people to get a head start on success in computer science and other STEM pursuits. Whether you’re a student looking to lay the groundwork for college, a working professional pursuing a change in career, or an experienced coder looking for a better way to vet a potential candidate, there’s a computer science education site for you.

Here’s our list of top websites for programmer education. Although not all of them are free, each site has at least one free level of instruction.

Note: Our selection of coding languages is based on the most popular languages featured in JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem in 2017 study.

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