Stephen | future computer programmer

As my future career, I would love to become a computer programmer, just like my mother. All throughout my life, I have always loved to play video games, and now that I'm a little older, I would like to learn how to create programs for games. My mother is a computer programmer, and after watching what she does, I would love to have her job someday.

As of right now, I am in all advanced math and science classes at school, and to pursue a career in computer programming, I will need to continue taking all math, science, and technology classes, so hopefully I can graduate college someday with a degree in computer science like my mom. My mother has told me that when she was my age, she also had a strong interest in programming.

I truly know what kids want in gaming, and I would love to create that for them. There are a lot of opportunities in computer programming careers. All I need to do is find one, and I'll be happy. Now adays, lots of people choose jobs based on how much it'll pay; I want to become a computer programmer because I have a passion for it, and I think that is pure happiness.

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