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Do you Know How to Code? Would you Like to Learn?

By Dan Marshall

Do you know how to write computer code? If so, how did you learn? If not, are you interested in taking a class?

Boot camps that teach coding are popping up all over, and, according to an article in The Times, most graduates are finding well-paying jobs.

In “Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code,” Tamar Lewin writes:

A new educational institution, the coding boot camp, is quietly emerging as the vocational school for the digital age, devoted to creating software developers.

These boot camps reflect the start-up ethic: small for-profit enterprises that are fast (classes are two to four months), nimble (revising curriculum to meet industry needs) and unconcerned with SAT scores or diplomas. Most are expensive, but some accept a share of the graduates’ first-year earnings or a finder’s fee from employers as payment.

Most important, at a time when so many young people are underemployed, most graduates, especially those from highly selective boot camps, quickly find well-paying jobs. In a recent survey of 48 boot camps, Course Report, an online boot camp directory, found that three-quarters of graduates were employed, with raises averaging 44 percent from their pre-boot camp pay and an average salary of $76,000.

This article was written by Katherine Schulten on October 15. If you would like to read the full article click HERE

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