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    Some GCSEs and A levels, BSc in economics, and the vendor developer certification on the software I work with
    It's excellent
    No, but work isn't the reason for that
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    Thanks for replying, do you think a master's degree is necessary these days to be competitive?
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    (Original post by PleaseMindTheGap)
    Thanks for replying, do you think a master's degree is necessary these days to be competitive?
    I don't really know enough other people in their early 20s doing the same sort of thing to say. I can think of maybe 15 or 20 and perhaps 25-30% have masters degrees, though all in things like physics or engineering rather than compsci.
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    Bachelors in Computer Science
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    I am planning on applying for a US visa this year
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    I am planning on applying for a US visa this year
    How do you apply for a USA Visa? I thought it was a long arduous process with which you had to have some very prestigious skill (e.g. Doctor, Nuclear Physicist)... I didn't realise you could get a green card to the US just through being able to program.

    I'm hopefully starting my Computer Science degree in September, and I would love to live in the US for a few years. I hope you can give me some more detail!
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    (Original post by TerminallyChill)
    How do you apply for a USA Visa? I thought it was a long arduous process with which you had to have some very prestigious skill (e.g. Doctor, Nuclear Physicist)... I didn't realise you could get a green card to the US just through being able to program.

    I'm hopefully starting my Computer Science degree in September, and I would love to live in the US for a few years. I hope you can give me some more detail!
    Yeah, and programmers are incredibly in demand!

    There are quite a few ways of getting a visa, but the relevant ones require a company out in the US to sponsor you. The usual routes are H1-B or L1 visas: both require working for a company with offices out in the USA which will sponsor you. That generally isn't a problem, because almost all of the cool companies have an office somewhere in America.

    There are alternative routes such as being very rich / starting a company yourself / etc, but they are less likely
 
 
 
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