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How hard is Cobol and how much money can I make with it?

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How hard is Cobol and how much money can I make with it?
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>>1763713
It's very easy. Babbys first language easy and you can make alot. Alot of legacy business applications (banking software etc) that run this world are written in cobol and there is a lack of cobol talent to maintain them.
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>>1763713
It isn't difficult. The issue is that it runs on a mainframe environment which means you have a lot of auxillary tools to learn such as syncsort, jcl, eztrieve, CICS integration. None are particularly difficult and there is a big lack of people willing to go into the field. The workforce is aging out. I spent 3 years on a mainframe and fucking loved it. A good mentor goes a really long way, you can't google your way out of everything.

You'll earn as much as any code monkey. Start around 50k on up to 125ish. With the option of going management for more of course
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>>1763854
Previous replies are spot on. Any language is easy to learn in it's own right - the mainframe toolset is a world of it's own though. Not glamorous but you will never be out of a job.
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COBOL is a good option for mediocre programmers who can only find jobs in IT departments.

Always work in a profit center, never work in a cost center, and maintenance of COBOL systems is a fucking massive cost center for any organization that has them.

>>1763854
>Start around 50k on up to 125ish.
Meanwhile I'm making $150k with meme languages and negotiating a raise this week.
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>>1764002
Which languages specifically?
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>>1764005
Python and Go.
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>>1764006
Noice.
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>>1763713
fun job. you could help prepare for y2k
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