My profession is computer programming. This is a useful skill for most people these days who do office work as a lot of tasks can be made easier with some basic programming skills. Python is becoming a popular language; I too am finally getting around to learning it.
Once you learn tour first language, subsequent ones are easier to learn. This link explains a fairly advanced topic for those who have never programmed, but it is usually taught in a second semester programming class in college; at least it was when I went. In any case that site, and there are many others, that can teach you programming with effort.
I highly recommend it.