This was originally posted in August 2018 and has been updated to reflect more recent statistics around hiring and salaries.
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 alumni who graduated from on program and found work using other technologies. Part of Turing's approach is providing customized job search support from our career services team. Students get 1:1 coaching from our career specialists and have our alumni network of 1000+ to draw on for networking opportunities.
Curious about where our alumni are in their careers? Here's what we know.
100% of alumni employment status was collected in Sept 2019 from that we learned:
- 97% of alumni are currently employed in tech industry
- 91% of alumni are currently employed as software developers
- In 2nd and 3rd jobs after Turing, salaries are as high as $125k
- Alumni first job median salary is $80k
- The median time for recent grads to find their first job was 69 days
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.