Are you wondering if attending a bootcamp will lead to a high paying job? Consider these fun facts:
- According to the Harvard Business Review, by 2020 there will be 1 million more programming jobs than computer science graduates to fill those jobs.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that jobs for software developers will grow 17% in the next decade, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.
- Every industry needs software developers, and Think Network Technologies reports that 67% of computing jobs are outside of the traditional tech sector.
- According to the same report, there are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide.
- Burning Glass reports that jobs requiring coding skills pay an average of $22,000 per year more than jobs that don’t.
- The average starting salary for our graduates is $45K. This is comparable to an $82K salary in San Francisco, as you can see using this Cost of Living Calculator. After only a few years of experience, the salary can move up to $60-$90K.
- The unemployment rate for software developers is only 1.9%.
- The current success rate for desired career outcome for our Deep Dive graduates is 80%.
- For those who desire a flexible schedule, software development can be a great choice. You can do freelance work or contract projects while working from home or elsewhere, with the option of setting your own hours.
Deep Dive Coding is unique in our extensive professional development model. We have a Career Coach dedicated to our coding bootcamp students who will work with you to meet your career goals. In the end, it’s up to you to persuade an employer to hire you, and career outcomes aren’t guaranteed, but there is a recipe for success. That recipe includes being present, working hard, being a great teammate, and generally giving 9/10 or 10/10 effort in all aspects of the bootcamp. It’s up to you to follow it!
Your professional development will include:
- Personal Website Portfolio
- Updated Resume and Business Cards
- Personal branding overhaul/update of your online presence, including social site profiles such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora and GitHub
- Exclusive job postings – We often hear about job openings in the area before they are even posted.
- Membership in the Deep Dive Alumni Network
- Career Coaching – We’ll help you figure out your career goals, then work with you on your plan to achieve them.
- Professional Development Workshops
- Talks by local leaders – Guest speakers include software developers, entrepreneurs, executives, and other local leaders.
- Connections to local employers
- Public Demo Day to highlight your work, portfolio, and personality to potential employers in the tech community
- Interview Practice with real employers – We bring in local business leaders and software developers to interviews you.
- Public speaking practice to help build your confidence and comfort level with telling your story as a new software developer.
- Potential opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, and contract work.
- How to start up your own company – Along with experts who have been there and done that, we’ll share tips, tools and best practices for you to start your own software development business.