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How to Switch Careers and Earn $60K+ a Year


How to Switch Careers and Earn $60K+ a Year

A lot of us are looking for new jobs right now. But the fear of starting something new can be intimidating. 

Luckily, an education company called Springboard can help you land a new job — in fact, they guarantee it. The best part? Springboard says students who take these classes go on to get jobs with an average base salary of more than $70,000 a year.

Two of its most popular classes include the data analytics bootcamp and the UI/UX design bootcamp. No experience? Springboard’s online self-paced bootcamps will teach you everything you need to know to succeed in a new design or data analytics role in just six to nine months.

Springboard’s bootcamps cost less than a semester of college, but you can wait to make payments until after you complete your courses and get a new job. Even better, if you don’t get a job within six months of finishing an online course, you don’t pay.

How to Launch Your New Tech Career (Even if You Have No Experience)

Even if you’re new to the field, Springboard sets you up with everything you need to learn in their bootcamps. It offers a number of online courses in the tech space, but here are two of the more popular ones:

  1. UI/UX Design Bootcamp: Take this nine-month course to become a UI/UX designer, meaning you could help design apps and websites. Students who graduate this course earn an average of more than $77,000 per year. 
  2. Data Analytics Bootcamp: Take this six-month course to become a data analyst, meaning you’ll study data and help companies make smarter business decisions. Graduates of the data analytics course earn an average of more than $70,000 a year.

Plus, Springboard is offering 20 scholarships worth $500 each when you enroll with the code SPRINGBOARDPENNY. It’s free to apply for either the Data Analytics or UI/UX design bootcamps, and it only takes 10 minutes. 

If You Can’t Find a Job Within 6 Months? You Don’t Pay

We get it. Making a big career change can be scary, but it could allow you to pursue your dream job — and get a bigger paycheck.

Plus, Springboard guarantees you find a job within six months of finishing the course. If you don’t find a job, as long as you’ve been active in your job search, you don’t have to pay. Seriously. 

What to Expect in These Online Bootcamps

Most students devote 15 to 20 hours per week to their courses, Springboard says.

And just because you’re taking these classes online, doesn’t mean you’ll be doing it alone. You’ll have a personal mentor who’s an expert in the industry. You’ll connect with them via video conferencing once a week to make sure you’re on track.

Then, once you start looking for a job, you’ll get a career coach who’ll guide you through the job application process. Springboard says its grads have gone on to work for Dell, Facebook, Google, IBM and Lyft, among other companies. 

It takes about 10 minutes to apply for either the Data Analytics or UI/UX design bootcamps.

Let’s Talk About The Money

So maybe you’re wondering: How much is this going to cost?

Tuition for the nine-month UI/UX designing course is $9,891. For the six-month data analytics course, tuition is $6,600.

Are those small numbers? No, but it’s a fraction of the cost of college. In fact, in some cases, it costs less than one semester of college.

Plus, there are a bunch of different ways you can pay. For instance, you can wait to make payments after you complete your courses and get a new job.

You could also start paying when you sign up and make monthly payments as low as $37. That’s less than the cost of a weekly grocery haul for most of us. Or, if you can afford it, you can pay upfront and get a 17% discount.

And don’t forget about that $500 scholarship offer with code SPRINGBOARDPENNY.

How to Launch Your New Career in as Little as 6 Months

Curious if this is the right move for you?

Explore Springboard’s course options in either Data Analytics or UI/UX design, and apply right online. Again, it only takes 10 minutes, and there are no application fees.

Springboard is a whole lot cheaper — and quicker — than going back to school, and you could walk away making $70,000 or more a year.

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at Codetic.

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