Can you be more specific? It sounds like employability is the primary goal for now?
Which field would you like to enter (web development, data analysis, embedded, machine learning, etc)?
Where do you come from? Software development can be anywhere. If you can leverage your previous domain knowledge that is always an advantage.
If you want to build games, an all-included framework like Unity is probably the best start. Game development does not pay that well because there are so many who want to do it though.
Big data analysis could be nice imho. Especially if you have domain knowledge somewhere. You can explore that world starting with Jupyter: http://jupyter.org/