I'm a senior programmer for a school district in Arizona. I came into the field through the "back door". I got my under-grad degree in Economics, but decided it wasn't for me just in time for the recession. :) After having trouble finding myself, I eventually got a degree in Counseling. Funny enough, in that path, I found my way back to STEM interests, and got into stats and started applying it in my job. I simultaneously built skills in coding, and eventually made the switch to full on programming.