Starting in web development, people often ask the question: Do I really need a college degree to get a job? After all, people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah Winfrey never finished their formal college education. I think a better questions is what value does having a college degree bring to my ability to get hired? If you're comparing a traditional college degree to a bootcamp or a self study program, it definitely has advantages in terms of earning potential and increasing your ability to get hired.
- Starting in web development, people often ask…the question, do I really need to get a college degree…to get a job?…After all, people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg,…and Oprah Winfrey never finished…their formal college education.…I think a better question is,…what value does having a college degree…bring to my ability to get hired?…First, let's talk about the cost of a college education.…It has skyrocketed since the 90s.…The average cost of attending a private university…is now nearly $42,500 annually,…three times the price since 1990.…
Tuition has climbed at a faster rate…than inflation, and median income levels.…However, having a college education…does make a big difference.…College graduates earn about $1 million more…over their lifetime than people without a degree.…Some companies require a college degree…in order to be hired.…By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require…a post-secondary education.…The developer field is a little bit different.…Less than half of developers in the field…have a degree in computer science.…
- Types of web developers
- Servers and databases
- Getting web development training
- Choosing the right tools
- Getting a job