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Discussion on: Bootcamp Outcomes by the Numbers

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Jorge Castro • Edited on

I work on education and:

79.3% of graduates get jobs

Comparing with our data, it's close to reality.

Also, online courses have a poor success rate.

About getting a job, a candidate could find a job in a snap (in the first month) if :

a) the candidate knows the right technology. For example Ruby on Rails, there are not many jobs asking for an RoR developer while it's easy to find a job as a java developer.

b) If the candidate targets a jr/entry position. Some students think they could study something and start earning +$100k per year. It is not real.

The secrets to finding a good school are the language and the instructor. It's not the same to assist a school where the instructor is a 20-year-old guy without experience than a school with a seasoned developer.

Also, and for some reason, the age of my students is close to 40 years (including engineers, managements, artists and some project in chief).

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Peter Berg Author • Edited on

Good to know that 79.3% number is consistent with what you've seen!

Just out of curiosity, what city are you based out of? I've found that job markets vary quite a bit from place to place.

I ask because what you mentioned about java and the timeframe for getting a job is a bit different from what I've seen in New York specifically.