Will Coding Bootcamps Get You a Job?

By Chevas Balloun

Last Updated: June 5th 2024

Will Coding Bootcamps Get You a Job?

If you’re considering a coding bootcamp, you’re likely thinking about it as a part of a larger career change. As a result,  employment post-bootcamp is at the top of your mind.

Totally understandable! Career changes can seem like a lofty goal - however, coding bootcamps like Nucamp give you the tools you need to dive into a coding career post-graduation.

Here are a few things to consider as you think ahead to your job search.

What Jobs Can I Get After Bootcamp?

Before choosing which coding bootcamp to enroll in, it’s important to identify what type of job you want to do. Coding bootcamps such as Nucamp have a three-tiered class structure that allows aspiring coders to explore different areas of coding based on their interest:

Web Development Fundamentals

In Nucamp’s Web Development Fundamentals course, you’ll learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build off of existing websites and products. Although you won’t necessarily learn the nuts and bolts for custom site building, you’ll have the basics for most entry-level web developer job opportunities as well as jobs that work directly with web development teams. This includes:

  • Building client websites and email templates

  • Working as a project or account manager alongside web developers

Front End Web + Mobile Development

In Nucamp’s Front End Web + Mobile Development

course, you’ll amp up your learning  of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as  layer ins Bootstrap, a repository of CSS frameworks. You’ll also learn the React and ReactNative languages as well as how to leverage code libraries. Working with the front end (public-facing) part of a website often involves styling the look and feel of its content and navigation. This includes:

  • Building responsive and cross-browser websites

  • Building dynamic mobile apps

Full Stack Web + Mobile Development

In Nucamp’s Full Stack Web + Mobile Development

course, you’ll not only gain exposure to front end languages like those mentioned above, but also back end languages such as NodeJS and database frameworks such as MongoDB. Full stack web development jobs can include:

  • Certifying software quality

  • Administering systems and databases

  • Managing authentication, security, and user data

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Coding Job Salaries

Along with job type, you’re likely considering the salary you could make in a coding-related role post-bootcamp. This can depend on a couple factors: location and experience. Larger cities have a higher cost of living, so jobs in these areas are usually higher-paying to account for this. The amount of experience a coder has in their given area also influences the level of position they are qualified for. Like with most industries, managerial roles usually pay higher than those that are entry level.

Despite this, coding bootcamps such as Nucamp have a very high return on investment due to their low cost, low time commitment, and the likelihood of employment and salary increase post-gradation. In fact, according to data from Course Report, the average starting salary of bootcamp graduates was $71,000 in their first year. On average, this was $25,000 more than what they were making annually prior to bootcamp.

Where to Start

Build A Portfolio

To show potential employers your level of experience, you’ll want to create a project portfolio that showcases a wide variety of coding skills. Coding bootcamps such as Nucamp include weekly projects as a part of its curricula, giving you hands-on coding experience that you can feature on your portfolio site when you complete bootcamp. Your portfolio should include:

  • Websites and/or mobile apps that show off your programming knowledge. Ensure that you specifically call out these languages in the project description.

  • Problem-solving knowledge as evidence that you are able to troubleshoot issues on products as they arise.

  • Explain your work as a part of the project description, showing employers that you can communicate your code to others - something that will be important if you work as a part of a larger web development team.

Start Networking Early

Community-based coding bootcamps such as Nucamp offer weekly in-person workshops that students attend alongside their peers and instructors. This provides in-person collaboration on projects and serves as a networking opportunity as well. Nucamp also offers all students complimentary LinkedIn Premium access during their course, enabling them to connect with potential hiring managers and others in the field ahead of graduation.



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Chevas Balloun

Director of Marketing & Brand

Chevas has spent over 15 years inventing brands, designing interfaces, and driving engagement for companies like Microsoft. He is a practiced writer, a productivity app inventor, board game designer, and has a builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship.