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Coding is for everyone: 50% of NYC's tech workers don't have degrees

By SaraChicaD - August 1, 2014 No Comments
An awesome story from The New York Times details the fact that a big portion, half, of New York's tech workforce doesn't have computer science, or tech, degrees. According to the NYTimes:
The fast-growing technology industry in New York is often cited as a magnet for graduates of the nation’s top universities. But a new report to be discussed in a speech by a deputy mayor on Wednesday found that almost half of the technology jobs in the city are filled by people without college degrees.
Which is great news for Sabio Fellows and would-be coders. Not only do you not need a degree to work in the high-paying and exciting tech world, but your life can change in months, as opposed to the years it takes to obtain a degree. More from the Times:
Tech companies in the city employ about 140,000 people and as many as 150,000 others have tech jobs in other companies, the report estimates. About 44 percent of those jobs do not require a college degree, but on average, they pay about 45 percent more than the typical hourly wage in the city...
Read the rest of the story here, and for more information about Sabio's program, check out our website or email us: liliana@sabio.la.

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