10 Reasons to Go on a Coding Bootcamp Journey in 2023

Coding bootcamp students at Devmountain attend for a variety of reasons, including changing their careers, upskilling their tech knowledge, and preparing to pursue jobs at tech companies. Do you have similar goals this year? You could join them, by going on your own coding bootcamp journey. Indeed, exploring the coding bootcamp path might be more accessible than you think: Devmountain’s $49, four-week Coding Basics will not only introduce you to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it will help you understand the demands of bootcamp to make an informed decision about whether a full bootcamp is a good fit for you.

With that in mind, here are 10 reasons to consider going on a coding bootcamp journey this year:

1. Change Your Career to Something You Love

If you’re drawn to the world of technology, you could find a job you love in the field. A coding bootcamp like Devmountain can help you learn what you need to know to get started. Obviously, there’s a lot to learn to enter a career in tech, ranging from computer science fundamentals to advanced software developer topics, but that shouldn’t be a deterrent. Many professional developers with years of experience are still learning new coding languages and programming skills; it’s part of this dynamic industry. If you have a passion for learning, in other words, this could be the right career path for you. And you can learn practical skills to pursue entry-level positions by successfully completing a bootcamp course.

2. Find and Enjoy Perks in the Tech Industry

We hope you love your future career in the tech industry because of the work you do, but we also think finding and enjoying perks in the tech industry can add to your satisfaction. Some perks you may find include remote work options, flexible paid time off, and on-site snacks and entertainment. Perhaps one of the greatest perks, however, could be the opportunity to learn and grow on the job. While you will graduate bootcamp with a range of skills that will help prepare you for entering a career in tech, it can be your energy, enthusiasm, growing knowledge, and passion for learning that can truly help match you to individuals, teams, or organizations who want to see you thrive in your new role and beyond. Read about more tech perks. 

Gentleman at computer on a video chat with data analytics.3. Pursue a Variety of Opportunities in Tech

Not every tech job will have you building web applications or handling full-stack web development. You may find the job market has much more to offer in terms of the variety of opportunities. Bootcamp grads can go on to work for startups, corporations, or themselves, as freelance programmers or other independent roles. Also consider the fact that coding- and tech-adjacent careers such as digital marketing and data analytics will benefit greatly from a deeper tech knowledge because such professionals will be able to better communicate with the developers on their account, even if you are not leading or contributing directly to the code yourself.

4. Give Yourself the Opportunity to Build a New Life

If making money is one of your goals, you may find opportunities in the tech industry. There are many different outcomes, including great salaries, possibly better than what you’re currently taking home. Make no mistake: you will put in long, hard hours at bootcamp whether you choose a full-time or part-time course, and developing that muscle and learning capacity will come in handy when you go to interview for jobs with attractive salaries and the opportunity to advance as you build experience. Learn more about student outcomes, job placement, and earnings data.

5. Learn to Code (Finally) with Structure and Support

There is no question: teaching yourself to code is possible. You can learn a lot of skills on the internet (some more useful than others). What self-teaching doesn’t help with, though, is structure, support, and certain soft skills like effective communication and collaboration in a group learning environment. Some people don’t seem to need these benefits, or they are able to build them in other ways or from past experience. For the rest of us, Devmountain course experience can provide these pieces on the road to learning foundational programming skills and deeper specializations.

6. Make Connections, Build Friendships, and Network

Aside from the structured learning and staff support Devmountain can offer, it’s also a great place for making connections, building friendships, and networking with professionals. You will be able to work on projects with like-minded peers, interact with instructors and mentors, and attend occasional events put on by the Devmountain Outcomes and Student Support team. It’s all part of why we say “New Year, New Career” in our marketing.

7. Get Career Services and Support for the Job Search

Speaking of career services and support, once you graduate from Devmountain, you can take advantage of what the bootcamp offers after the program, including help with interviewing, employer outreach, and personalized job search preparation, depending on what you need. Some learners are already adept at building their network through proactive communication on LinkedIn and other channels. Others may be new to the concept. Devmountain can help, no matter your proficiency in networking, resume-building, interviewing, and other skills needed to advance your career goals.

8. Put Together a Tech-Related Portfolio to Show Off

What do we mean by immersive, project-based learning, anyway?

During your coding bootcamp journey at Devmountain, you’ll put together a portfolio you can show off to potential employers (not to mention friends and family). The group and individual projects you work on in your program will be included, and they will be based on modern programming languages and technologies employers want to see.

Take Devmountain’s most popular course, Web Development, as an example. The 16-week, full-time option and the longer, part-time option (part time meaning nights and Saturday mornings so you can continue working your day job) both get you deep into websites and web-based applications with foundational HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other languages and tools for building a complete site or app from scratch, which become part of your portfolio.

9. Take an Alternative to the Full 4-Year CS Degree

College is great, but it’s not for everyone. Whether it’s just not your thing or you can’t make it happen for any number of life reasons, there are other options, including Devmountain bootcamps. So, you can avoid paying for a full 4-year computer science degree and instead learn practical programming skills that will help you pursue an entry-level tech position.

10. Start Soon, Graduate Soon

Bootcamp courses at Devmountain are relatively quick (especially compared to a 4-year degree!) so you can complete the course quickly. It’s important to note the job hunt is never exactly “easy,” and a range of variables can make the process more challenging. But what you learn at bootcamp may give you the foundational skills to enter a career in tech. Again, we’ve linked to our Outcomes Team several times in this article. But the process can begin now, with taking the next big step. Check out upcoming course start dates and end dates to get a better idea of how one of our courses could fit into your life and future.

Start Your Coding Bootcamp Journey at Devmountain

You can learn how to code quickly at Devmountain. Our bootcamp courses are designed to take you from a beginner coding hobbyist to a professional developer, ready to pursue junior-level positions in the technology industry. Learn more about Devmountain and our bootcamp courses.

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