The folks over at CourseReport.com were nice enough to post a guest blog from us this week that talked a little bit about why we choose to teach .NET rather than some of the more "popular" bootcamp technologies like Python or Ruby (Spoiler Alert: high demand! more jobs! more money!). You'll find an excerpt of that guest blog below.
.NET software developers are in high demand right now. They're employed in a range of industries, including computer systems design, electronic product manufacturing, and finance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a whopping 22.8% employment growth for software developers between 2012 and 2022, which is must faster than average for all occupations.
Microsoft .NET is a platform that truly drives business technology of many of the top corporations in the United States (Starbucks, Chase, 3M, Match.com -- the list goes on!). It is the predominant technology used to drive enterprise-scale business technology, and the demand at these companies for employees that can use .NET is overwhelming. Take a look at the chart below from Indeed.com, comparing the number of offerings of programming jobs for various technologies. Throughout the 8 year period represented on their chart, .NET is consistently the most sought after.
Another great benefit to our students is that we have working job placement relationships with hundreds of regional corporations that specifically hire .NET developers. Our job-placement office works full time (in house!) to nurture these relationships, which results in organizations often turning to us first before releasing job openings publicly. Companies often choose to interview large batches of our students at the end of their bootcamp program, already knowing that our students have the skills that they are looking for.
Read the rest of the guest post over at the Course Report blog, here: https://www.coursereport.com/blog/should-you-be-learning-net