Why Become a Software Engineer?
That’s 73% higher than average salaries for all jobs nation wide.
But let’s forget about numbers for a bit. You don’t want a job, you want to do something you care about. You want to follow your passion and feel like a productive member of society. You want to feel like you spend your days doing something that matters.
Several software engineering jobs rank in the Forbes happiest jobs list for 2015. Software developers feel challenged, spend time collaborating with their peers, have the opportunity to help others, and the opportunity to employ creative solutions to problems. The US News and World Report ranks it the #3 best job in the world and the #1 best science and technology job available.
Why Learn from Eric Elliott?
The answer is in my bio. I’ve done the job. I hire people to do the job. I know what it takes to work for the top app developers in the world, and I know how to teach it to you:
He spends most of his time in the San Francisco Bay Area with the most beautiful woman in the world.
Without even looking at experience, if you can answer my interview questions and speak intelligently about prototypes and functional programming, I’m going to rank you near the senior level stage. If you have zero experience, I’d start you as a mid-level developer, and after two years, promote you to senior.
Why? Because I want people with that kind of knowledge laying the foundations of my apps and mentoring the junior and mid-level developers. I’d give you more responsibility as fast as you can handle it, and the only reason I wouldn’t start you as a senior developer right away is because there are many lessons that can only be learned through the experience of building production applications at scale, and those lessons can’t be manufactured in any course.
So conservatively, you’ll skip an entire year of junior pay. That’s an extra $21,000 in your pocket. You’ll also skip a year of mid-level pay and reach the senior level faster — a difference of $10k / year (senior devs earn an average of $107k/year).
In other words, for the small price of these courses and the time you invest in your studies, practice, and collaboration with other students, you’ll conservatively earn an extra $31,000.
The Ultimate Reward
What better investment is there than that?