Python & the job market
skip at pobox.com
Sun Mar 14 02:13:28 CET 2004
kbass> I am starting to learn Python but I want to know how the job
kbass> market looks for programming using Python.
Better than a year ago. I don't know what it is in overall numbers, but
it definitely seems to be growing.
kbass> I really don't see many jobs (probably one or two) that require
kbass> Python experience at all.
Have you checked out
and the job sites it refers to?
kbass> Most DBA and SA positions that I have seen require Perl and most
kbass> development position require Java or C++ ...
This is not surprising. These languages all have larger installed bases
kbass> ... so how can learning Python benefit my career if there are
kbass> little to no chance that an employer will require the use of
kbass> Python or consider using Python over other programming languages
kbass> such as Java?
A fair number of us have figured out ways to do that. Here are some
* Get a job which is nominally not a programming position (say, sys
admin). For the little bits and pieces you wind up writing to do your
job better use Python, then make them available to your fellow sys
* Infiltrate a job for which another programming language is "required".
Then start looking here
for ways to convince your colleagues that Python might be a better
choice for some things.
* Hang out your shingle as an independent consultant.
* Got some good ideas and some good skills? Check out Mark
Shuttleworth's bounties page:
You have to be a bit more patient and creative, but it's definitely
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