In the US we are in a glut of doctors and programmers. One path is a long, hard road resulting in people depending on you for their lives, but the other is a short, soft path where you can almost immediately be helpful.
I work in the web design and development business. We build websites for everyone from political figures to non-profit organizations to universities and more. My industry is plagued by a lack of web developers to the point that we seek out people who are interested in development, but have no experience with it. I don't believe we're alone in this practice and the result is almost always incredible. Taking the time to teach and push people to learn has always helped us in the long run.
That's where services like
come into play. It's a service that goes way beyond the typical book of learning to code and actually forces you to get your hands dirty. Learn like this and in no time you'll find some work or a full-time job. Everyone needs a website.