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SLP to 96K (self-taught) Software Engineer

Short Summary: An SLP working part-time gigs in SNFs taught herself to code. Now she makes over 96K as a software engineer in Austin, Tx.

“In the bigger picture, there aren’t enough role models of women in tech being transparent about their work and what they make, which could help young girls aspire to do that,” Sarah says. “A lot of girls think of tech as a field that they don’t belong in — I know I felt that way.”

“Had I continued as a speech pathologist, I would be lucky to make $80,000 a year after 20 years of working at one location,” 


Read the full story on CNBC here!

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