I am looking at making a career change into a tech career. Right now I am looking at coding bootcamps to see which one best fits my needs. However I was told employers won't hire anyone without a programming degree.
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Not the case. Check out this article in the Washington Post about how CS degrees do not necessarily prepare students for the job market: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/27/i-studied-engineering-not-english-i-still-cant-find-a-job/
I don't think that employers will accept the training from any bootcamp on virtue of it being a bootcamp, either. Whether a coding bootcamp or a CS degree, most employers will want to interview you and put your thinking to the test to make sure that you have an appropriate foundation of skills and the coachability to progress quickly.
Some schools also develop partnerships with companies. These hiring partners trust the school's selection process and instructional methodologies, and they'll rely on that school to do a lot of the heavy lifting in their recruiting efforts. This is the case at Startup Institute (where I am an alumna and now a staff member).
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