Hi I started an associates degree in internet technology about a year and a half ago. till I realized it was not teaching me anything. Then I decided to pursue Open Source Learning. I am 42 years at the moment. In my country there are not a whole lot of jobs for programmers and even fewer who do it. For me it is a skill that I can leverage on to make my own job for myself.
BTW I am a chartered accountant. So the answer is that I do not know. I do not think there are the $100,000 USD jobs anymore for people like me and most companies in the US may not be willing to sponsor overseas workers.
So if there is no job for you I guess necessity forces you to make your own.