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Los Angeles, CA - Job Market Overview

Los Angeles may be best known as the birthplace of American cinema, but the thriving technology sector in the city makes it just as much a destination for aspiring technology workers as it is for hopeful actresses and actors. Not only is there a huge number of major technology companies in the area, but there are now many top coding bootcamps in Los Angeles, as well. Clearly, industry insiders recognize the need for qualified tech talent and are making significant efforts to provide the necessary training for hopeful techies.

Career Karma has all the information you need about this thriving tech economy, and with the free app, we’ll help get you on the track toward a promising technology career in Los Angeles.

Coding Bootcamp Courses in Los Angeles

Many of the major coding bootcamp companies offer courses in Los Angeles. Plus, there are tons of regional coding bootcamps, as well as some that are specific to Los Angeles. So it can be a challenge to pick the best one for your goals and needs. Career Karma can walk you through the selection process and get you prepared to apply.

You can find a great Los Angeles coding bootcamp for practically any tech career you’re interested in, including web development, software engineering, UX design, data science, and more. When it comes to the national and international coding bootcamps in Los Angeles, there are many to choose from, including General Assembly, Hack Reactor, Thinkful, Codesmith, Galvanize, and Coding Dojo.

But some of the best Los Angeles coding bootcamps are those unique to the city and state, such as Sabio, Academy X, Beach Coders, The Dev Masters, Upscale Academy, and the UCLA Extension Boot Camp. All of these LA coding bootcamps have their own pros and a few cons, so it’s best to get expert help with deciding which one is best for you.

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20 Best Coding Bootcamps in Los Angeles
Thinkful
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Long Overdue Review

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Pros
- Project-based learning - World-class instructors - Pair-programming experience - Mock interviews - Easily accessible TA and Q&A sessions - 1-on-1 mentorship - Career support (after graduation)
Cons
- Expensive. Make sure you have time (months) & money to invest. - Even if you do everything right, getting a job is sometimes all luck.
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Cities:Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis,...
Description:Thinkful is an online coding bootcamp that offers 20-week full-time and 24-week part-time programs in software engineering, design, data science, and data analytics. They also offer a software...
General Assembly
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Life-changing education and door opener.

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Pros
- A wealth of information and knowledge, in the course room and on the job hunt - Outcomes program, they won't guarantee you a job, but they do everything short of that and that is huge. Take their criticism with grace and humility, and learn how to not fit the mold of employers, but make yourself more marketable. They know what they're doing. Trust them! - Great facilities, great extracurricular events - Excellent alumni network and others who want to help you succeed
Cons
- This is not for everyone. The people I saw succeed were thirsty, curious, and humble enough to ask for help and not get stuck on problems longer than necessary. Do not carry any preconceived notions in, learn, learn, and learn more and better yourself.
Amazing learning experience, great help online and in-person whenever you needed it. Be prepared to be challenged, and be prepared to work hard. Worki ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Stamford, Philadelphia, San Diego, Washington, Sydney, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne
Description:With 20 campuses all over the world, General Assembly offers a variety of programs in web and mobile development, data analytics and data science, digital marketing, product management, and more....
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Coding Dojo - Great bootcamp

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Pros
very specific - great materials to learn from
Cons
very intense - must be primary focus for 3.5 months
Very intense - learned more in 3.5 months than I did in 4 yrs of college ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Oakland, Washington, Boise, Tulsa, Grange
Description:Coding Dojo is a leading coding education company that offers a three-full-stack programming bootcamp, as well as courses on Data Science and other emerging technologies. The innovative curriculum...
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An intense and rewarding education

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Pros
-My peers were all intelligent and driven people with different strengths, weaknesses and approaches to work. This made the program's extensive pair programming practices a huge benefit to my perspective. -The faculty were kind, approachable, smart, and encouraging. -The education was razor focused on what we needed to know to put together modern web apps--the latest JS frameworks, how to plan development, how to work with legacy code, et cetera. -The alum support to help me find a job did not feel like an afterthought. I had a coach to keep me accountable and help me make decisions in the searching process from improving my cover letters to negotiating offers. -There were plenty of opportunities for socialization and bonding despite being a remote program.
Cons
-The intensity of the program caused some burnout. I managed it alright but I saw a lot of stress get to my cohort, some of whom chose to back out from the program. -The sheer number of hours dedicated means you have to more or less put your life on hold for a few months. I respect this isn't feasible for just anyone. -Not a con per se but I did attend Hack Reactor before they for acquired by Galvanize, so I don't know one way or another how my experiences apply in the current Hack Reactor ecosystem.
Over a rigorous 13 week process, Hack Reactor took me from knowing the very basics of JavaScript to using agile processes to collaborate with a team a ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Boulder
Description:Hack Reactor offers 12-week full-time and 36-week part-time software engineering programs at their campuses in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Boulder, Seattle, Phoenix, or...
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NuCamp Web Development Fundamentals Review

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Pros
1. Affordable 2. Built for working professionals, who cannot take time off, for a full immersion course. 3. Friendly 4. Up to date, streamlined material.
Cons
1. I am unsure of the job support that NuCamp provides, but you cannot get a job with the Web Development Fundamentals course, anyways. I will find out more, at the end of the Full Stack course. I think there primary focus is networking, rather than job placement counselors. But the affordability and targeting to working professionals, override any potential cons.
So I have an Associates as a Software Developer and a separate 45 credit certificate as a Computer Support Specialist. I have been working in Hardware ...arrow
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Description:NuCamp offers an 18-week part-time full stack web and mobile development program in smaller cities and towns across Washington and online. Nucamp's programs are designed to be affordable and...
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Galvanize Data Science Immersive Delivered for Me

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Pros
Strong curriculum. Good structure. Solid community. Lots of support and supplementary resources. Take Python Week 0 even if you've been using Python for years. The career advice was spot on. The instructors were knowledgable and vested overall.
Cons
It ain't cheap, but you will make the money back within a few months of landing a job. Instructor turnover is higher than it should be, but that's more of a general problem that Galvanize has failed to solve rather than a problem particular to Galvanize. Frequent leadership changes at the company suggest a lack of clarity at the top. As of my experience, that wasn't trickling down to the curriculum level.
Note: the form on this website forced me to choose "Software Engineering Immersive", but I completed the Data Science Immersive. I made a pretty big ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Boulder
Description:Galvanize is a coding bootcamp and coworking space that offers 13-week full-time and 26-week part-time programs in data science and software engineering, with campuses all over the US. Galvanize’s...

Decent Education at Reasonable Price

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Pros
The quality of the material was excellent, and I felt that the instructors were good and I felt the TAs were very helpful.
Cons
The material was somewhat uneven. Some weeks, it felt like there was too little attention given to complex subjects, while others had an over saturation of information.
I attended the UCLA Full Stack Web Development Part-Time program from August 2017 to February 2018. I found the program very good overall, and was sur ...arrow
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Cities:Los Angeles
Description:UCLA Extension Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development, UX/UI, and Cybersecurity programs in Los Angeles, California. Throughout the programs, students will build...
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Space review

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Pros
Got me to where i should be in terms of full stack. A base i can now improve on
Cons
It was hard at first but with time it became more clear and easier
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Cities:Los Angeles, Culver City, Irvine
Description:Sabio was founded by tech industry experts who help teach and train the next generation of exceptional software engineers. They offer a variety of 13-week full-time and 24-week part-time programs,...
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Great Experience and excellent support

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Pros
My instructor, Ryan Black, was excellent. He experience starting his own tech company, working at Facebook and now a startup as a product manager gave me confidence that I can learn from him. He was able to provide the class with excellent real life stories to drive home all the concepts we were learning. He was able to give us a peak into the various ways PMs apply what we were learning. Ryan has a very flexible teaching style, which allowed him to go in the direction that served the class best. He also gave great feedback on the work I did. He was very detailed yet concise in his feedback, which allowed me to create quality work when writing my PRD or thinking through my prototype and go-to-market strategy. My classmates were amazing. Outside of the instructor I was able to learn a ton from my classmates. Some of my classmates were PMs, engineers, designers, marketers and consultants, so I was able to learn from their perspective when thinking about improving a product and how to empathize with the customer when thinking about solving a problem.
Cons
The only thing I would change about the class is the allocation of topics. There is a lot of time spent at the end on resume building, interview prep and job search. I think that part can be cut shorter and more time spent learning more about product management.
I had a great experience learning at the Product School. They have a hands on approach where I was able to apply the concepts in real time. The Produ ...arrow
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Description:Product School is the world's first technology business school, offering part-time programs in data analytics, coding, product management, UX design, digital marketing, and product leadership. Their...
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Codesmith LA, 2015 (first year, early cohort)

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Pros
Great job support, curriculum, & instructors. It tends to attract people that are both talented/hardworking but also just genuinely good, friendly people. My overall experience was significant in my professional and even personal development.
Cons
It's difficult work, but definitely worth it. I was in an early cohort and there were some kinks to work out, but I had a successful experience and there have only been improvements since.
I was part of one of Codesmith's very first cohorts in 2015. During that time I've met, worked with, and befriended several intelligent, hardworking, ...arrow
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Cities:Los Angeles, New York City
Description:Codesmith offers a full-time, 12-week full-stack software engineering bootcamp in Los Angeles and New York City. Codesmith is a selective, need-blind program focusing largely on computer science and...
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