I am in the middle of changing careers at the age of 32. I'm currently in real estate, but have always enjoyed working with computer programs (mainly building websites) outside of work. I recently took an aptitude test and all signs were pointing into programming. So I decided to commit to the transition, but I don't have any idea on how to proceed.
Do I need to go back to school? Obtain some type of certificate? What can I do to prove to possible employers that I am qualified for the job?
Should I continue on the path I am on and stick to the books? What is the best way to get my foot in the door with an employer? Would anyone even hire someone that didn't have the appropriate educational requirements?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm just a little lost and could use some direction. Thank you everyone.