Deciding between Front End and Back End, and why we don’t offer Full Stack.
One of the main questions we get from prospective students is, “why don’t you offer a full stack program?”
Our short answer: with the increased complexity and sophistication of software, there are very few people out there who are truly “full-stack” in that they are proficient in Front-End, Back-End, Ops, and UX/UI. Even for those who are “masters of all”, 7 months isn’t enough time to get there. Most developers should, and do, specialize, which is how we’ve tailored our courses.
The next question we get is, “how do I choose? How do I know if I should be a Back-End or Front-End developer?”
Whichever you choose, at Turing you learn how to learn, and the truth is, we have students who are graduates of the Back-End program who are working as Front End Developers, and students who graduated from Front-End who have found work using Back-End technologies.
Additionally, while we don’t think money should be the main reason you choose a program, we understand the reality: you need to get a job! Here are the current employment stats for the last few cohorts:
The average starting salary for all the above cohorts is $75,600.
Some people also ask, “what job will I actually get?” Here’s a collection of job titles from the last few graduating classes:
If you’d like to talk with us, or meet an alum or two to help you with your decision, we’re happy to chat! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a connection.