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Will A Coding Bootcamp Get You A Job?

When considering whether to attend a coding bootcamp or not, you want to know if it will actually result in a job or not. After all, this is the principal reason for which people go. It wouldn’t make sense to attend a bootcamp if it wasn’t going to result in a job opportunity.

So how can you know? What is the likelihood? Should you attend a coding bootcamp?

In this article, we will review the stats, examine the facts and give an answer to all your questions.

What Is The Success Rate?

Though we cannot speak for every single bootcamp and every single applicant, examining the statistics of those who have attended coding bootcamps and those that have gotten work afterwards gives you a good idea of if it is worth it or not.

Some Bootcamps have 90% of their graduates getting related employment within 6 months of completion. Others claim 86% and 79% employment rates. As a rough estimate, you then have a 79-90% chance of employment after attending a coding bootcamp. That’s a pretty decent percentage.

However, all this data is from the boot camps themselves. So to ensure reliability we also want to check elsewhere. The Council In Integrity In Results Reporting collected data from 46 coding bootcamps in 2019 and determined that on average there was a 79% success rate of finding work within 180 days of completing the coding bootcamp. 

You also have to consider that this gives you a 21% chance of not finding work but as far as figures go, it’s pretty good. If you really want it and you work hard for it, chances are you will likely be able to find a job afterward.

What Kind Of Work Will You Get?

Coding Bootcamps are not all the same. They vary in what they teach and therefore the job you get afterward can also vary depending on which one you attend. Most of them usually help you to learn more in the fields of software engineering, data sciences, website development, IT security, and user interfaces. 

Each of these different fields can take you down different career paths and to different types of employers. If you are searching for work after the bootcamp and you are not sure what to look for, here are some of the most common jobs that a coding bootcamp can lead to…

  • Software Product Manager
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Back End Web Developer
  • Junior Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

Conclusion

Attending a coding bootcamp is a good way to open up the path to a variety of other jobs. However, like everything, there is no 100% guarantee that you will get work. That being said, the statistics show that you have a good chance and if you really apply yourself and give it your best we believe that you can achieve success.

Find the right bootcamp for you and make sure that you use the career resources that the bootcamp offers you. 

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