If you’ve dreamed of a career in tech and truly researched how to reach that dream, you likely know that career paths are not one-size-fits-all. Tech is a vast and still growing industry. Even within different factions of tech, there are numerous jobs.

Still trying to decide the right tech job for you? Let’s break down the careers you can find in various tech fields, as well as how The Software Guild can help you reach those career paths not only through coding bootcamps, but also with career services designed to prepare you to land a career with hiring employers in our wide network.

Introduction to Web Development

When we think of tech jobs, one of the first things that comes to mind is web development. With web development you can build and maintain websites and mobile apps, drawing in customers and creating engaging content. If you’re just dipping your toes into coding and web development, our Introduction to Web Development course can help you learn the basics. Over the course of this bootcamp, you’ll learn how to use GIT, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This course is a prerequisite in order to be considered an apprentice and move forward with any of our more niche courses.

.Net/C# Bootcamp

Is the .Net/C# bootcamp the ideal program for you to upgrade your career?

This takes you to the next level. From the apprentice level, you’ll learn all the technical and job preparation skills you’ll need to move into a junior developer role with ease. With career preparation and portfolio development, you’ll be an appealing candidate to future employers and can help get a clearer sense of the career path for you.

During your time in the .Net/C# bootcamp, you’ll be introduced to .Net/C# syntax and methods and arrays, and generally what makes this aspect of coding work. As you continue on your path, you’ll learn discover how to create database-driven web applications. Once you move closer to the finish line, you’ll focus on demonstrating your understanding of full stack development as well as prepare yourself for your career through mock interviews and career counseling.

This is the perfect course to follow introduction to web development for those who want to pursue a career as a full stack developer and are ready to take a deeper dive into programming languages.

Ready to learn more about the .Net/C# programming language? Why is this skillset so vital to employers looking to hire tech experts? Check out our FAQ here.

Java Bootcamp

.Net/C# is just one programming language that can be used in coding. Java is another commonly used programming language, which is why we offer a similar coding bootcamp focusing on Java. The structure is much the same, beginning of object-oriented programming before moving into database driven web applications and finally career preparation. With both the Java and .Net/C# bootcamp, you’ll also have the option to take the course online, part-time.

Like the .Net/C# bootcamp, this is a course for those who are seriously interested in pursuing a career as a developer. Candidates will have to take an aptitude test and have completed the Introduction to Web Development course before they can begin.

Need more information about Java? Don’t miss our FAQ that details the difference between Java and JavaScript.

Digital Coding Badges

Not everyone can commit to a full-time bootcamp. Family demands, jobs, or school can all be pressing scheduling conflicts. Fortunately, if you need something with a more flexible schedule but the same level of rigorous and thorough study, we offer a digital coding badges program. This program is divided into four different levels that you can take at your own pace, advancing to the next level once you’ve mastered the first:

  • Level One – mastering the basics of your coding language of choice.
  • Level Two – applying more complex concepts to object-oriented programming.
  • Level Three – learn how to host a web service or create a website with your programming language.
  • Level Four – complete your training and begin career preparation.

These digital coding badge courses will offer you all the same skills and experience you need to go on to pursue a career in web development.

Career Outcome Services

So now the big question: what career outcome will you pursue with these skills under your belt? The tech industry is vast, and web development opportunities are constantly opening up.

  • Software Engineer. Are you passionate about engineering, with a mind buzzing with new software ideas? As a software engineer, you can create customized software systems in any number of fields, applying your fluency with programming languages to databases, networks, operating systems and applications. As mobile applications become more and more common, software engineering jobs continue to grow and become more exciting.
  • Software Developer. Software developers are similar to software engineers, but on a broader scale. These are the designers, the writers who create the software applications, working with software engineers, and suggest any updates. As a software developer, you’ll need a creative mind in addition to fluency with coding. Software developers also often maintain and test the software to make sure it’s working properly.
  • Quality Assurance Engineer. If you’re detail oriented and meticulous, this is the career path for you. Quality assurance engineers have the job of overseeing every step of the software development process, watching for any errors, testing, and integrating software. A quality assurance engineer will review the software to make sure everything is working as it should before okaying it to be sent on to the next step of the process.
  • Database Administrator. The database administrator works with the organization for whom the software is being developed. Through communication with software developers and the organization, they get a sense of the database needs and help to plan databases as well as security measures. Database administrators often deal with creating backups, managing user permissions, and generally making sure that any sensitive information is protected.
  • Computer Systems Analyst. If you have an economic mind and a love for research, you might consider a career as a computer systems analyst. Computer systems analysts bridge the gap between business and IT. They’re often brought in to help with cost savings of a particular software, researching and brainstorming new plans to implement in order to boost the efficiency of the system. Computer systems analysts are problem solvers, people who can look at a current system and see the ways that it can be better.