Last year, the median salary for a software developer was over $100,000 according to the US Department of Labor, and the global, and national need for developer talent is only increasing. In the next 10 years, the title of software developer is projected to grow almost 25%.
“Basically every company is being disrupted or digitized one by one,” says John McGinnis, Coding Dojo COO. “AI and robotics are not only taking away jobs, they’re creating jobs as well. Fortune 1000 companies are all becoming software companies themselves, since they are now competing against the largest companies in the world for digital market share.”
This digitized change is subtle in most instances, especially for those who grew up with technology around them. One might not think twice about filing an insurance claim through a mobile app, or ordering and scheduling groceries to arrive at their door in less than two hours.
But a closer look reveals the truth behind smart technology: hundreds and thousands of humans developed and programmed each step of the seamless experience. So now, walking by a security robot in the mall is becoming commonplace — while also an example of every industry’s need for good developers.
“In addition, while consumers are interacting with companies mostly through the internet on the front-facing side, every company also needs to have some sort of ‘data play’ in terms of how they organize, store and get insights from their data,” explains McGinnis.
This means that beyond the forward-facing user-experience, there needs to be logic on the back-end of an application related to the collection, storage, and utilization of that information. At Coding Dojo, our curriculum is designed to teach you all three: front-end, back-end, and databases.
A software developer who understands all three — that can build an outward interface, as well as know what goes on behind the scene within servers — is a ‘full stack’ developer. Full-stack developers earn more money in their respective arena — the national average for a full-stack developer is $113,000 versus $76,000 for a web developer.
Not only does Coding Dojo produce full-stack grads, our curriculum is the only in the nation that trains students in three full-stacks. Christopher Chung, Coding Dojo Berkeley and Boise Director, explains “Learning three stacks doesn’t just mean knowing more, it makes learning and using new languages easier.”
“Learning three full-stacks allows our students to see the similarities and differences between the languages. It solidifies understanding of the core concepts and helps developers adapt as new languages come out,” says Chung. “For example, Ruby on Rails used to be the ‘hot’ language but has been rapidly losing popularity. Someone that only learned Ruby on Rails might have a difficult time picking up a new stack because of the language’s reliance on libraries. Knowing multiple stacks and understanding the core concepts enables students to quickly adapt to new technologies and pick up emerging languages in about a week.”
So not only is the market red hot, Coding Dojo teaches the practical skills to succeed in this field right out of the gate.
If you’re interested in leveling up your career and salary, Coding Dojo will help you get there in just 14 weeks. With cohorts starting every month, our three full-stack curriculum has trained over 4,000 students and landed them jobs at over 500 companies nationwide. Space is filling up fast for February, so make sure you reserve your spot today.
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