Covid-19 has put our world to the test, showing just how willing we are to spend large amounts of time indoors, with our families. It has also shown us just how important the workplace is as a space to socialize—many have realized that working from the couches in their pajamas is not so appealing after all. It turns out we miss those production hives that we once dreaded going back to every Monday morning. And while we love our spouses, children and pets, all of whom have become our new “co-workers,” most of us miss our normal work lives. However, have you given much thought to other aspects of your previous work life? Were you pleased with the actual work you were doing? Social aspects aside, is there anything you would like to change about your career? If so, don’t worry. Countless Americans and people around the world are considering a career change. They are looking for a career path with more growth potential or a more flexible schedule, so that they can stay at home without taking a PTO day if they do feel like working from the comfort of their couch. Well, the tech industry can offer you just that. In today’s Internet-centric world, breaking into the tech industry is much easier than you might think. Where you used to have no choice but to earn a computer science or information technology degree from a four-year university—or a two-year degree from a local community, city, or technical college—that is no longer the case. Instead, many tech hopefuls are learning their new skills through coding bootcamps. These intensive, short-term programs can take you from zero experience to programming professional in just a matter of months. Even better, these schools offer a wide array of class schedules and financing options. Whether you need a full-time, in-person program, part-time evening classes, online, or even a self-paced track, there is an option for you. Most schools also offer financing options like deferred tuition payments and income sharing agreements (ISA), so you can learn however you want and pay tuition once you have finished your program and landed a job. Now you know where and how to learn your new coding skills. Let’s look at some career paths you might want to pursue once you get there.
The Resiliency of Web DevelopmentOctober 8, 2020