Studied electronics in HS, and even played with a Ferranti Packard analogue computer in 1959. Industrial electrician at Westinghouse and Steel Company before starting at IBM in 1966 as hardware field engineer. After a couple years moved to Software then spent the next 30+ years creating systems before opening my own consulting company with 2 employees. Retired since 2004. Now I am learning about solid state devices and building stuff with Arduino's, RasPi's, and ESP32's.
First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.