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Getting a Job

Job Market

Are you wondering if attending a bootcamp will lead to a high paying job? Consider these fun facts:

National Facts

  • 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.

Albuquerque & Deep Dive Facts

  • In the span of one year, Deep Diver’s salaries increase by an average of 47%, to an average starting salary of $49,371. 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.
  • 50% of Deep Divers meet their career goals within three months, 86% within a year, with the remaining 14% being recent graduates.
  • Deep Diver wages are calculated to have generated over $52M in increased wages and represents over $86M in total wages from 2014-2021.
  • Over 50 companies have been formed by Deep Divers.
  • Over 300 companies have hired Deep Divers since 2014.
  • Deep Dive was recognized as the 2019-2020 Excellence in Workforce Development Award winner from Albuquerque Economic Development.
  • Deep Dive was recognized as the 2020 Excellence in STEM Higher Ed Program winner from Air Force Research Labs.

Career Coaching

Deep Dive Coding is unique in our extensive Professional Development model. We have full-time staff 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, are 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 a requirement of our programs.

Your professional development will include:

  • A portfolio of your skills and capacities.
  • Resume Building Workshops and 1 on 1 meetings designed for your first tech industry position.
  • Overhaul/update of your professional identity online.
  • LinkedIn Networking Workshops.
  • 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 and Alumni Committee meet-ups.
  • Coaching – we’ll help you figure out your goals, then work with you on your plan to achieve them.
  • Introductions to local employers and invitation to networking events.
  • Professional Development workshops — Building the soft skills that every employer is really looking for.
  • Talks by local leaders – guest speakers include software developers, entrepreneurs, executives, and other local leaders.
  • Employer Roundtable Day — an event to highlight your final projects and portfolio to potential employers in the tech community.
  • Employer Interview Day – we bring in local employers and subject matter experts to interview you and introduce you to Technical Interviewing.
  • Public speaking practice to help build your confidence and comfort level with telling your story.
  • Tools and best practices for you to start your own business.
  • Learn how to work remotely in an ever growing remote world.

Companies who hire our graduates

11 Online
Addmi.com
Adelante Development Center
Administrative Office of the Courts – Judicial Information Division
AdWallet
App Maker University
Aquila Group ARI Network Services
AT&T
Aviata
Babierge
BennuBio
Bernalillo County
BlueInk Technologies
Bocotek
Boomtime
BroadSpot
Build With Robots
Center for Action and Contemplation
CNM
CNM Ingenuity
DaVita
Deloitte
Department of Navy
Descartes Labs
Duke City Media
Emera Technologies
EMR-Bear
Everyday Contacts
FZK
Fujitsu Gap Inc.
Geomni NM
Gravitos
Halo River
Hanes Robotics
HealthInsight
HoldMyTicket
i9 Technologies
iTEAM Consulting
Ingenuity Software Labs
Innovate+Educate
InnovateAT
Internet Crossroads
Lavu
Legal Process Network
Leidos
Little Lions Learn
Lovelace Health Systems
MediaRadar Inc.
Meow Wolf
More Than Gates
Mountain Vector Energy
Nike
Nimble Compensation
NM District Attorney’s Office
NM Public Schools Facilities
NM Technology Council
Northrop Grumman
NSC Global
OMachron Labs
Open Eye Scientific Software
OppenheimerFunds
Paychex
PCM
Presbyterian Health Services
Quest Diagnostics
Real Time Solutions
Redpoint Solutions
Resilient Solutions 21 (RS21)
RhinoCorp
Rigler Law Office
Rose L. Brand & Associates
Rural Sourcing Inc.
Sabio Systems
SAIC
Sandia Computers
Sandia National Labs
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Siarza Digital
Silent Falcon
Sky Ocean Logistics
SmartCone Inc
Sonrise Technology Solutions
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
State of New Mexico
SportXast
Storylab Interactive
Summit Electric Supply
Sun Express
Surefi
T.Rowe Price
Tachyon Group
Tek Systems
TerranearPMC
Think
Trek Bicycles
Ubiquitous
Ultramain Systems
Unity
BPO
W3
Westwind IT
Xpansiv CBL Holding Group
Xynergy Web Design
ZByte Web
Zebraworks

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
ABQ Game Developer Guild – Great group blending the arts and computer game development
DC505 – Cybersecurity specialists, ethical hackers, security researchers
AWS of New Mexico – Learn about AWS with guest speakers and community pros