||I have been working as a Mechanical Engineer for six years at a job that a) I find very uninteresting/boring b) Unrelated to my degree in Engineering.
About the same time a began this job I started learning C++ on my own and realized I enjoy writing/building programs, time just seems to fly when I am coding. So, as of two years ago I began taking classes from an accredited university. I learned Java, C, data structures, discrete math, etc.. I have two classes left to complete my certificate from this university (at earliest end of this year). Here is the problem, I need to find a job in the next two months or less if at all possible. I won't go into details why, but its not do or die type of situation.
Do I have a chance in getting a job in a computer programming related field? What area would best suite me? How can I increase my chances of getting a job? Is this a big waste of time and money (is it too late to make a career change)?
FYI, I am 29