I am looking for some guidance in regards to the track of my programming related education. I am about to finish my first intro to programming c++ class and love it. I want to continue studying programming but feel a little lost as to what is the best route to take.
I have spoken with an advisor at the school I am attending but I think I may get more well rounded feedback from you all.
The main questions I have are.
1.) How much education do I really need to make great jobs in the field available to myself.
2.) If I really like c++ what languages other than c++ should I focus on and what is the job market like for someone effecient in c++.
3.) Most importantly ... what advice would you give to a 28 year old career changer who has just found out how much he loves programming.
I would really appreciate any feedback, and guidance anyone has to offer.