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Online Visual Basic Degrees

Visual Basic
A career in computer programming needs to start with the basics. The best job opportunities for programmers usually go to applicants skilled in a number of programming languages -- without formal training in the tools necessary for the job programmers will need to demonstrate strong on-the-job experience in order to find work. Engaging in a Visual Basic degree program will round out your resume and help set you on a successful career path in computers.

Visual Basic Training Programs
Visual Basic is one of the widest used programming languages and has a significant user base. It was designed to be easy to use and even a newcomer can create simple GUI applications, though the language also allows for the development of complex applications. A good Visual Basic training program should take you through the basics and background of programming languages into the more advanced techniques of Visual Basic.

 Typical coursework will cover:
• programming basics
• coding and controls
• user interfaces
• lists
• data files and printing
• program tuning
• program delivery

Visual Basic training will generally also include debugging, building GUIs, and object-oriented programming.

Earnings Potential For Programmers
Most computer programming positions will require at least a bachelor's degree, so attending a Visual Basic training program is an excellent step towards getting a job. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts slower job growth in the next several years and competition for jobs will likely be strong. Earnings can vary, but it's widely known that careers in programming can be quite lucrative. In May 2004 the median annual salary for programmers was $62,890, but the highest ten percent of wage earners took home more than $99,000 a year.

Sources:
Dept. of Labor
• Computer Programmers

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