Looking for a Coding Bootcamp? Start Here.

June 19, 2017

The top 31 coding schools in the world - rankings, reviews, and expert advice

 

 Now is an exciting time to explore a career in tech: the coding skills gap is projected to grow, and job opportunities in fields like web development and software engineering are on the rise. Programming jobs also boost high opportunity for growth and attractive earning potential. According to Burning Glass, jobs that require coding pay up to $22,000 per year more than jobs that don’t.

 

What is a Coding Bootcamp?
 

Coding bootcamps are immersive training programs that help students from all backgrounds transition into a tech career. Since they started in 2012, these private education courses have been training software engineers with strong job placement and salary outcomes. Recently, many new schools and different formats of training have emerged, as well as government and private financial aid programs.

 

So, how can a student choose the perfect bootcamp? SwitchUp’s research shows that overall, bootcamps are paying off: in 2016, 68% of bootcamp grads were working in their field 6 months after graduation, and 63% of grads report an increase in salary 6 months after graduation. However, bootcamps are not one-size-fits-all, and the right program for you will depend on a number of factors. To help you begin your search, SwitchUp has compiled the bootcamps that stand out to our community.

 

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