The Death of Grad School
Grad School is dead.
A student that goes to a top-tier MBA program could end up with $210,000 in debt ($150,000 in tuition and $60,000 in cost-of-living expenses), plus a two-year commitment.
However, only top-tier Business Schools, Law Schools, Med Schools can get you a nice pay increase.
Still, unless you like 1:00 am calls, or partners that squeeze the life out of you, there’s a better way.
Software development is a nice career that values learning, collaboration, and creativity.
Most people think of software developers as these khaki-wearing creatures lurking in a basement in thirst of light.
Accelerated learning programs, also known as Bootcamps (hate the name), are making programming accessible to hundreds of people with the most diverse backgrounds.
How do I know? I work in one.
We’ve had bartenders, warehouse managers, English majors, designers, musicians, MBAs, and PhDs.
We’ve got moms, professional athletes, 18 year-olds, veterans, and radio producers.
We’ve even got an Alaska Fisherman, and a guy that piloted aircraft carriers.
Most of them didn’t have a technical background. The only thing they all shared was passion, drive, and thirst for long-life learning.
96 per cent of them got a job within 120 days of graduation, with an average salary of $75k. A salary increase of 80 per cent compared to their previous job in 7 months.
The best part? You can do it too.
If you are interested in learning programming and joining our program, tell me more about you here: jorge[at]turing.io.
- The average cost of tuition (per year, 2 year campus based program, top 20 business schools) ranged from $60,000 to $102,355 resulting in a mean of $75,433. The data are taken from Bloomberg ($60,000), Forbes ($102,355), and US New & World Report ($63,946). ↩︎
- Check our 2015 Student Outcomes Report here. ↩︎