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 $48K. This is comparable to an $91K 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%.
- In New Mexico, 12.5% of jobs are STEM or STEM-related as defined by the NM Department of Workforce Solutions. STEM and STEM-related jobs in the state are expected to grow 10.3% between 2014 and 2024, compared to 7.3% for all other jobs. The median wage for STEM workers in NM is $73,200, compared to $37,725 for non-STEM or STEM-related jobs, as of 2016.
- 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 both a full-time Career Coach and Student Success Specialist 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 are keys to success. Successful students always show up on time, be present, work hard, and collaborate as a great teammate. In the tech industry having great soft skills are just as important as the hard skills. This is why we make professional development part of your final grade.
Your professional development will include:
- Personal website with a portfolio of your skills and capacities
- Updated resume – designed for the tech industry
- Personal branding overhaul/update of your online presence
- Exclusive job postings – We hear about local job openings before they are even posted
- Potential opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, and contract work
- Membership in the Deep Dive Alumni Network which hosts quarterly events
- Coaching – We’ll help you figure out your goals, then work with you on your plan to achieve them
- Connections to local employers and invitation to special networking events
- Field trips to local employers to talk with developers in the industry
- Weekly Professional Development Workshops
- Talks by local leaders – Guest speakers include software developers, entrepreneurs, executives, and other local leaders
- 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 interview you
- Public speaking practice to help build your confidence and comfort level with telling your story as a new software developer
- Tools and best practices for you to start your own software development business
People help people get jobs
A lot of entry level jobs never make it to job boards online because they are fulfilled by local networking. It is up to you to put yourself out there and build your network. Building a network is fundamental to career success in this day and age. Not sure where to start? Meetups are a great place to get started.
ABQ Coding and Technology meetups
Deep Dive Coding – Our very own meetup
Code For ABQ – Civic group focus on supporting public and non-profit orgs with coding needs
Girl Develop It ABQ – Great group that host lots of introductory workshops
ABQ Python – The language that is taking over the world, Data Science, Machine Learning, Oh my!
NMUG – New Mexico .NET Users Group
New Mexico Android Developers – Android Mobile OS Development
Kotlin ABQ – Learn Kotlin a newer language slowly taking over the world
ABQ Game Developer Guild – Great group blending the arts and computer game development
DC505 – Cybersecurity specialists, ethical hackers, security researchers
Google Technology & Developer Group – All things Google