A year ago I graduated with a bachelor's in Applied Math, and since I chose the Physics concentration, I only took one course in programming (C++). Since I graduated, I've worked as both a high school math teacher and an actuarial student. I hated both; so much for the traditional math-guy jobs.
But at the insurance company, I did some VBA programming--and I really, really liked it. So I pulled out my old C++ book, downloaded visual studio express, and have been writing programs in my spare time for the last couple of months.
I'm certain I want to be a programmer, I love the logic and the creating, but I'm wondering what path to take. Obviously, I don't have any real usable skills yet. I signed up for a C# class, but quickly found that I was in way over my head-the class was for people who already knew how to program and wanted to switch over.
I'm seriously considering pursuing an MS in CS, but it will take sooo long, considering I'll have to do about 9 prerec courses before I even get going with the master's classes.
What is the best course of action? I believe that, down the line, I could be a pretty good programmer. I have the fire, and was good at math and physics.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.