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Four Careers You Can Land After Attending a Bootcamp

Tech bootcamps and accelerated learning programs have taken higher education to the next level. In Course Report’s 2016 study, an estimated 17,966 bootcamp graduates entered the workforce in 2016 – that’s up from 10,333 in 2015. So what kind of jobs are these graduates getting? Check out this list, set your eyes on your end goal, and then jump into a bootcamp to revolutionize your career.

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1. Software Engineer

There are two types of software engineers. Systems software engineers craft the nuts and bolts that make computers run on the back-end. Applications software engineers create programs like spreadsheets, databases, games and other processors. You'll receive feedback and analyze user requirements to determine what needs to be built.

What will I learn? C++, Java, Visual Basic

How much will I make? According to PayScale.com, the average starting salary for the “Software Engineer” title is $73,912.

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2. Web Developer

Web Developer is by far the most common post-bootcamp occupation. In Stack Overflow’s 2017 survey, nearly three quarters of the developers surveyed identify as web developers. Front-end web developers work on the outward-facing logistics and interfaces of a website. Back-end web developers create the inner workings – what goes on behind the scenes after you submit a form or click a button. Full stack web developers integrate both ends to create cohesive projects. Web developers control how a user interacts with their site's interface – whether it’s an online shop or a feedback survey form. The exchange of action and information is fueled by clear and goal-oriented design.

What will I learn? Web developer languages include HTML, CSS and Javascript.

How much will I make? According to Payscale.com, the average starting salary for the “Web Developer” title is $57,702.

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3. Mobile Developer

As a mobile developer, you’ll spend your day creating responsive and functional phone applications for Android, iOS, and Windows. Each operating system has set languages that apps are built out of, but companies want their apps to be optimal and functional on all devices, so as a mobile developer you’ll be well versed in a lot of different types of code.

What will I learn? Java, Objective-C, Swift, C++, C#

How much will I make? According to Payscale.com, the average starting salary for the “Mobile Applications Developer” title is $71,495.

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This question gets asked all the time, but let's be honest: there's no right answer. There is no "best" language to learn when it comes to programming because all programmers should have experience in more than one language so they can pick and choose what works best in what scenario. Languages often coexist and work together, and you'll find yourself needing to learn one in order to use the other.

The easiest way to answer this question is to first decide what you want to build, and what framework you want to build them in. Let's get started.

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4: UX/UI Designer

Imagine designing the way that someone interacts with a website or software product. Depending on the end goal (product purchased? Email submitted?), you'll lead the user to input the information you need. UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) designers do just that.

What will I learn? HTML, CSS, jQuery

How much will I make? According to Payscale.com, the average starting salary for the “User Experience Designer” title is $71,748.

THESE ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

After attending a bootcamp, you'll unlock a huge amount of career opportunities. Even better: The bootcamp you attend will have a dedicated team who have one goal in mind: to get you into a great job, in a great field. Learn more about why bootcamps work here, and start building your future today.