Hey there everyone,
I have been a computer programming instructor for several years now. I like helping my students, but every year, they are the same age, and have generally the same skill set. So yes, I'm getting bored: it just feels like doing the same thing year in year out. THEY learn a lot, while I don't.
So, my thought has been to become a programmer, full time. I am wondering though: in order to do this, do you have to get a four year CS degree? I'm not saying that I won't if it is an absolute must. It just seems logical to ask people who already are programmers what their take on it might be.