By Mike Thacker-Cooke
14th July 2017

The popularity of coding and data science bootcamps across America is rapidly growing with it becoming an alternative route into the working world, rather than attending university.

I recently wrote about why a company should hire a coding and data science bootcamp graduate, but now I want to look at why you should attend a coding bootcamp.

Intensive

Everyone has different learning styles which is why the university route may work for some while bootcamps work for others. Coding bootcamps are very intensive on time and work. As these courses are much shorter than traditional education more teaching has to be given in a shorter space of time. Dedication and hard work is needed to complete the course but once completed this can show employers your strong work ethic.

Up-to-date skills

As these bootcamps generally work in line with organisations the skills you are being taught and the tools you will be using will currently be in demand within the industry. You will be learning up-to-date skills which means you can be in touch with what the industry needs and will have the skills that organisations are looking for.

Real applications

Within these bootcamps many of projects you work on with have a real commercial aspect to them, the skills you learn from this will be easily transferred into the working world and a lot of the time you will be working on projects for organisations and acting as a consultant. This also helps you build strong relationships with companies that might be hiring.

Industry experience

As with the above points you will be getting real hands on industry experience, many of the teachers work, or have previously worked, in the industry and know what it takes to be successful. You can gain a real insight into the industry and gain real life knowledge and experience.

While coding and data science bootcamps may not be for everyone, if you have the dedication and hard work to complete one there are definitely plenty of benefits. As the number of bootcamp graduates continue to rise employers will continue to see the benefits.

Why attend a coding bootcamp?

What do you believe are the benefits of a coding or data science bootcamp? Have you attended one? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

KDR Recruitment is the home of the best Information Management and Data Analytics jobs. For more career advice check out the KDR blog or follow KDR on LinkedIn.

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