Im queit new to programming, and currently taking my first year engineering at a college.
During engineering i had to take a programming course and i like it quiet a bit, so im looking at getting a degree in a programming related field.
No clue what i should transfer into next year (im willing to take up to 8 years of school):
software engineering or programming?
initially i thought programmers didnt make much over 40k a year, so the only way to achieve a paycheck of 60k+ a year (what id like to have) was only possible as a software engineer (and i already have 1st year engineering under my belt). Im also wondering what the working conditions for each job is like. I tried looking on the internet for some answers but i could never get a straight answer, so i thought i would come to the people who knew what they were talking about [IMG]http://www.go4expert.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG]
So my main questions are (C++ programmer Vs. software engineer...in general):
-what would the average income of a C++ programmer and software engineer be after having a degree in there specified field as well as co-op jobs along the way.
-how hard is it to get a job between the two?
-how stable are the jobs ?
any other advice would be greatly appreciated :)