Five reasons to be optimistic about switching careers now and how attending a coding bootcamp can help, based on our latest placement report.

If you’re a woman looking to enter tech, you don’t want to miss #2!

Since 2014, Wyncode Academy has released our jobs placement report outlining Wyncode’s student outcomes from our Web Development and UX UI Digital Design courses. As a leader in technology education, we believe that transparency and accountability are key when it comes to publishing our student outcomes. Because of this, our report is independently verified by a third-party accounting firm, Miami’s Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC.

Each year, we learn something new about our graduates and the outcomes from our programs.

Here are our top five reasons to be optimistic about switching careers now and coding bootcamp job placements.

1. Half of Job Seeking Wyncoders got jobs within 2 months of graduating

49% of job seeking Wyncode graduates accepted employment within 2 months of their graduation. In total, 90% of our 2019 graduates have been hired at the time of this publication. We are particularly proud of 2019’s placement rate because students who graduated our Coding Bootcamp and UXUi Bootcamp late in 2019 were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. We are on track to hit our 2022 goal of 50% female bootcamp enrollments

2019 was the fifth consecutive year of female enrollments increasing at Wyncode, now reaching 35% from 20% since 2014. We are particularly proud of this because while women make up 47% of the U.S. workforce they hold only 25% of the tech roles.

This milestone puts us on track to hit our goal of reaching 50% female students by 2022. We previously pledged $1.4 million in scholarships to help close this gap. Click this link to read more about The Importance of a 50-50 Male-Female at a Coding School.

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3. We almost doubled the number of veterans in our programs from 2018 to 2019

2019 marked the fifth consecutive year of more veterans in our programs, for a year over year increase of 7% to 16% total. We’re extremely proud of this increase because according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans exceeds that for the general population. Having veterans trained in the skills companies are looking for is extremely important, and veteran Wyncoders now work at companies like Microsoft and Amazon.

Wyncode is proud to be one of the few code & design schools in the country approved to accept the G.I. Bill® for program tuition. Our graduates that are veterans tend to be very successful in the tech industry, excelling in roles that are well suited to their training in companies like Microsoft and Amazon. Read veteran stories and more by clicking here.

4. The percentage of Wyncode graduates who accepted a technical role after graduation is 85%

A technical role is defined as working as part of, or directly with, an engineering team and is the goal of most incoming Wyncode students. This means that 85% of Wyncode graduates are working in technical roles directly out of Wyncode! The most common technical role job titles are:

  • Software Developer/Engineer

  • Product Manager/Support

  • UX/UI Designer

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5. More than 1 in 4 graduates make over $60,000 in their first job out of Wyncode

28% of Wyncode graduates made $60,000 or more in the first role they accepted immediately after graduating! 8% of graduates made over $80,000. The average salary of Wyncode grads, not counting Knight Fellowship recipients, went up to $53,721, making 2019 our fifth straight year of an average salary increase for recent grads!

In response to our commitment to increasing diversity in tech, the 2019 report will outline the demographics of our students. We are also extremely proud of the diverse student body we have. Some highlights from 2019 below:

39% of reporting students are Hispanic/Latino 15% of reporting students are black

Nationally, 17% of Americans are Hispanic/Latino and 13% black, so it’s positive that Wyncode’s student body is more diverse than the general population and that Wyncode is a pathway for underrepresented groups to gain access to high-paying and high-growth technology jobs. The lack of diversity is a well-known issue in the technology world. For example, as of May, Google reported that of its employees and contractors only 5.9% are Latino and 3.7% are Black. (Source)

Read our complete 2019 Job Placements Report by clicking here!

Wyncode’s next Full Stack Web Development program begins on October 26, 2020, and the next UX/UI program begins January 19, 2021. If you are interested in enrolling, please schedule a discovery call at wyncode.co/cal.