What Kind of Job Can You Get After Careers in Code?

Coding bootcamps are becoming key to quickly securing jobs in tech. Indeed, the employment search engine, reports that 80% of recruiters have hired from this pool of talent, and over 99% of them said they’d do it again. We can’t ignore that the numbers are in students’ favor, which is why we’re so committed to providing educational opportunities for members of distressed communities. Equal access to jobs in tech is the mission behind our coding bootcamp, Careers in Code.

Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills to land internships and entry-level positions, a series of technical blog posts, and a portfolio of projects worked on throughout the course, including a capstone project.

So if bootcamp graduates are desirable to recruiters, what kinds of positions can they look forward to filling? Your new tech education opens up access to internships and entry-level positions. Here are just a few jobs you can do after you graduate:

Web Developer

Developers make the magic happen. In the Careers in Code classroom, you’ll learn the very basics of web development before creating any code, fundamentals like how the internet works, what a technology stack is, and more. This will give you a solid foundation for understanding the coursework as we build upon that knowledge from week to week. You’ll learn to create a simple website, along with responsive web design, different programming languages, backend and frontend frameworks, and go more in depth into development operations as the months go on. All of these skills will prep you for success in an entry-level role in web development at one of our partnering organizations.

Software Developer

These may sound like similar roles, but the difference is their area of focus. You’ll learn throughout the bootcamp what the different roles are and discover which side of things interests you more. Both roles are software engineers; web developers simply focus on web applications and software developers focus on software programs like desktop programs and mobile apps. Your knowledge of full-stack Javascript stacks will help you immensely when working on programs for your new employer and to jump right in without all the growing pains.

Designer

There are various types of designers, but they generally fall under two categories: user experience (UX) designers and user interface (UI) designers. UX is what it sounds like, focusing on the general experience of an application, responsible for everything from product research and buyer personas, to information architecture, wireframes, prototyping, product testing, and more. Tasks can very from one company to another, but these are the general responsibilities. As for UI designers, they’re more focused on the look and feel of a product, versus how users interact with it. This involves colors, typography, icons, layout, branding guidelines, and more. Again, responsibilities vary, but they all relate to the visual result of the product.

DevOps Engineer

Having a DevOps engineer on staff is desirable for companies because it helps them function at a higher level. This role usually requires knowledge of various programming languages, how to use open-source tools, experience in code testing and development, and communications and project management skills, all of which you’ll develop through the Careers in Code curriculum. DevOps staff basically manage the product’s infrastructure and make sure proper code is always in place before any deployment. In Module 8 of our bootcamp, you’ll learn about Docker, Kubernetes, and continuous integration tools like Jenkins and CircleCI that will help ready you for any DevOps position.

Developer Relations

Those in developer relations are often called developer advocates or developer evangelists––these titles are often used interchangeably, but can have different roles and responsibilities. They don’t necessarily use code in their daily tasks, depending where they work, but having that knowledge is immensely helpful in supporting the software developers on their team. This is a great starting point for those who want to venture more onto the product management side of tech, as advocates, or evangelists as they’re often called, help shape the product. Responsibilities can include things like writing the documentation for the product (which is key to open-source projects’ success), reviewing or contributing to code, being a liaison between developers and customers, and more.


Central New York tech companies are looking to hire locally in order to allow our economy to thrive, and 97% of coding bootcamp graduates find full-time employment within 180 days of finishing the program. Opportunities abound and await, now’s the time to take the leap.

To review the curriculum of Hack Upstate’s Careers in Code, click here. To join us, fill out our student application form.