A better life
We were the first bootcamp to release independently examined jobs data, setting the bar for the industry, and we remain committed to delivering accurate, examined numbers so you can make an informed decision when choosing an education provider.
In 2014, we released the industry’s first independently examined jobs data.
We pioneered the concept of jobs reporting in the bootcamp industry and set a standard of transparency in educational results.
This report covers 3,726 students across our On-Campus and Online programs, marking the largest Jobs Report in our nine-year history. 2,214 of these students were job-seeking graduates — their job search journey is covered in this report. These students, all of whom graduated in 2020, had their searches impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic-induced economy.
As we have grown, we have remained as committed as ever to the standards we put forth in 2014. We’re proud to continue to serve our students and the industry at large by putting results first.
We wrote the leading playbook on job searches. Here’s how it works…
The heart of our organization is outcomes which is why our personalized Career Services program has such high standards. Our Career Services team hires high-quality career coaches committed to helping you find a career in tech. Through continual investment in our career services program, we are able to drive consistently high placement rates, prestige, and high average starting salaries year in and year out.
Here’s how Flatiron School’s Career Services work: After graduation, you’re paired with your new Career Coach to support your job search. Over the next 180 days, you’ll complete our Career Prep Track, work hand in hand with your Coach to perfect your résumé, reach out to companies, perform mock interviews, build your online portfolio and personal brand, and develop your story.
We take our tried-and-true search practices and tailor them to you so that we’re not just helping you to get a job after your bootcamp, but to find a job that aligns with your future. Aligning our goals with yours is how Flatiron School maintains quality job outcomes.
How One Student Chose Coding Bootcamp Even After a Computer Science Degree
Haarika Ramadugu grew up in India and always had a fascination with computers. She describes herself as a self-learner who taught herself Java. Her journey to becoming a software engineer started with formal training in a computer science degree.
From Teacher to Data Scientist: Lisa’s Story
Lisa was a middle school math teacher for 20 years, but was ready for a change. After completing the data science bootcamp at Flatiron School, Lisa is weeks away from starting her new career as data analyst II with a highly-respected Fortune 250 company.
Conclusion: celebrating perseverance amidst COVID-19
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world, the economy, and the workforce are undeniable.
While it’s true that the students in this report embarked on education to a new career path during a nationwide unemployment crisis, with longer job searches, hiring freezes, and delayed start dates as companies quickly adjusted their strategies amidst uncertainty, they have taken control of their futures by choosing to pursue a career in tech.
The resilience displayed by our students is nothing short of extraordinary, and the data shared in this report cannot possibly capture the grit, drive, and determination in each of them.
At Flatiron School, we’re proud of how many students maintained their commitment to their future, learned the skills they needed to change careers, and enabled their pursuit of a better life through education.
With immense gratitude,
The team at Flatiron School