Home » Online Education » Why a Bootcamp May Be Best for Your Tech Career

For those interested in breaking into tech, a bootcamp course — like the ones offered by Flatiron School — can save you time and money over a traditional degree program, while helping to launch your career in as little as 15 weeks.

The tech industry is expected to reach a record-breaking $5 trillion market value by the end of 2021, with sectors like cybersecurity, data science, and UX/UI design on the rise. And as the industry grows, so does the need for skilled tech professionals who are ready to enter these fast-growing fields. 

Tech bootcamps like Flatiron School can provide students the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to get job-ready in as little as 15 weeks. As opposed to a university education, bootcamps get you out of the classroom and into the workforce so you can start earning and progressing in your career more quickly.

“When you go to a university, you are required to take many extraneous courses that you won’t use after graduation,” said Bret Fund, Flatiron School’s head of education. “But what you learn in a bootcamp directly maps to your chosen career, so you can get there sooner.”

Save and earn

Bootcamps don’t just save graduates time — they’re often a more affordable option, too. For example, tuition for Flatiron Schools’ career-changing courses in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design cost a little under $17,000. In comparison, a four-year bachelor’s degree at an in-state, public university costs an average of over $42,000, according to College Board.

Perhaps most importantly, bootcamp alumni are equally capable of landing well-paying jobs upon graduation. In its 2020 Jobs Report, Flatiron School boasted an 86 percent employment rate for job-seeking 2019 graduates (both on-campus and online), and graduates who accepted full-time employment earned a $74,962 average starting salary during the same reporting period.

If you’re ready to pursue a career in tech, visit flatironschool.com to find the right program for you (available in select markets).

Next article