It’s no secret that coding is a lucrative skill, but it turns out learning this skill can actually double your salary.
Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp founded in 2012, released a report Tuesday, which found that 56.5% of its graduates earned less than $35,000 before enrolling. After completing the 14-week course, graduates make an average of $72,221.Mila Wilkinson graduated from Coding Dojo’s 14-week program in October 2015. Before that she was testing products at companies like Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) and Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), but she wanted to learn how to actually make them.
After graduating, she got a job in web support at Sinclair Digital — it came with a $20,000 salary bump.
“I loved it and I hated it,” Wilkinson, 28, said of Coding Dojo. “You’re put in an environment that, for a lot of people, is unknown. It was just an intense learning environment, but I loved it because you’re surrounded by people who want to learn the same things as you.” Learn more at CNN Money.