Coding bootcamps were born from the need for tech talent. Software is running the world, and major tech companies are seeking out the best programmers, developers, and software engineers to expertly command their enterprise. So from the very beginning, the goal of attending coding bootcamp was to learn a marketable tech skill. Now, there are multiple lucrative jobs you can get after coding bootcamp.
But what jobs are available? That depends on your skill level and where you want to start. We’ve listed out 5 common jobs you can get after coding bootcamp below:
A junior developer is one of the more common jobs you can get after coding bootcamp. Most coding bootcamp graduates with little no previous experience start out here. Most junior developers know one language and a handful of technologies, but learn more on the job. They often require hand-holding, and some companies don’t mind doing so, because they consider it an investment in their talent. Junior developers work on teams and learn the ropes within the company, and ultimately move on to other jobs that fit their programming or developing skill sets.
Full Stack Developer
Like front-end development, GDEV graduates particularly can get this job after coding bootcamp because of the skills we teach. Full stack developers know both front-end (the side that users see) and back-end (severs and routes that connect everything). Many also understand UX/UI and product management. After a few years at this job, some full stack developers actually become project managers. (Read more about project managers below.)
Software engineers are primarily concerned with evaluating, testing, analyzing software for programming. This is a job that you can also grow into, or do it right after coding bootcamp, depending on the skills you learn and how much knowledge you had before coding bootcamp. This is one of the least popular jobs you get after coding bootcamp, because it often requires knowledge of algorithms. But least popular does not equal impossible.
Product managers, like many senior level full stack developers, tend to focus on higher level concerns. For example, they care about design, how something works, and how it is presented to the customer, rather than the nitty gritty of hardcore programming.
These are just a few of the jobs you can get after coding bootcamp. Some you grow into after a few years, and some you hit the ground running in. Each is a new and lucrative way into a new career and a higher salary.
If you are ready to change out your job for a career, come take classes with GDEV. Our classes meet weekdays from 6-9pm for 12 weeks. By the end of our coding bootcamp, you will be ready for an amazing new job in the tech field. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!