Are Tech Bootcamps still worth it in 2021?
The stats are there.
As people continue to stress that tech bootcamps are a mere waste of time, that the “job placement” statistics do not add up, bootcamps continue to effectively take motivated people from level zero to job entry-level status within the timeframe of 3 to 6 months.
And if you do not want to believe the statistics, what would you rather believe?
A recent report dated August 2020 published by Career Karma, shows that more than 74% of tech bootcamp graduates land their dream jobs within six months of graduating. In 2019, about 33,959 people graduated from bootcamps showing that there has been a 4.3% growth increase since 2018.
And at the end of 2020, expect that number to blow up!
You are more likely to consider an online tech bootcamp today, than you would last year.
For obvious reasons of course.
Bootcamps were originally designed to serve as affordable alternatives to college degrees and diplomas. But as each year passed, plus the success rate, bootcamps became pricy. Thus defeating the entire purpose of the program. However, non-profits are emerging within this space, and making free tech bootcamps accessible to people who want to take their newfound passion to a next level.
There are free tech boot camps.
They provide resource materials, and aid access to industry leaders as instructors and mentors.
Yet, they as effective as a paid tech bootcamp. Even more effective.
Aside the facts that bootcamps shorten your journey to a new career in tech, it saves you time and energy without compromising ability, thoroughness, and work ethics. Bootcamp is skill specific. The new scope of work is skill specific and bootcamp is the way go.
The question then is not whether bootcamps are worth the stress in 2021, it is whether bootcamp is right for you. And this will be discussed in the next article.
If you are familiar with tech bootcamps and want to have a firsthand experience of what it entails, sign up for our upcoming UX design bootcamp. It is completely free.