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I'm about to leave college soon here in England, and I've decided I don't want to go to Uni. Mostly because I don't want to be in education until I'm 25. How are my chances of finding a well paid computer programming/design job without a degree? I believe I am a capable XML/PHP programmer (see website in profile) but is this enough?
Can anyone relate or give me advice on the situation? At the moment I really don't know what to do... I'm just mindlessly email my Résumé :-S
I know many people who have done what you are trying. It is easy to do in the Uk and as such, you have an advantage. Alot of companies are looking for junior developers in the server-side programming area. Although ASP is more popular, PHP is looked for to a reasonable degree. As long as your willing to learn and don't mind a low-ish wage for a bit, then I don't think you will have any problems.
Look over some of the job sites and good luck.
Thanks for the replies! Yeah you are right... it is easier than I thought, even tho the initial pay isn't fabulous. I actually got a job offer the day after i had submitted my C.V. unluckily it was in the south of England :-(. Are many of these types of jobs going in the North of England? namely Manchester? There sure is a lot of jobs in London, shame about the living costs down there!
Before dropping out completely, I would suggest looking into entry level internships that you can build on while taking some classes part time.