When you think of a thriving tech city, your mind might go to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. But these California locales aren't the only places where technology is booming. Over the past five years, Phoenix -- just one state over -- has made a name for itself as an emerging technology hub.

In 2015, Apple invested $2 billion in building a data command center in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. A few years later, Microsoft purchased 277 acres west of Phoenix to build a "smart city" embracing technology. Several other smaller companies and startups have also set up operations in Phoenix and its suburbs, as well as established companies like GoDaddy, Zillow, Yelp, and Lyft. That's no accident: Many companies have taken notice of Arizona's relatively low cost of living and lower taxes -- especially when compared to neighboring California.

The growing technology industry in Phoenix is leading to more tech jobs. While this is great news for professionals already established in the tech industry, it also provides opportunities for people without any previous coding experience who want to switch careers. Ditching your current career path for something completely new may seem daunting, especially with the high cost and time commitment that comes with a computer science degree program. That's where a bootcamp could help you out: Coding bootcamps allow students to learn marketable tech skills in a matter of months.

If the idea of attending a coding bootcamp in Phoenix appeals to you, then keep reading. This guide lists established programs you can find in the city and answers commonly asked questions about the Phoenix tech industry.

Coding Bootcamps in Phoenix

Note: COVID-19 may have impacted the learning format of many bootcamps, with in-person programs frequently moving online. Please contact the bootcamp provider or visit their website for more information on current program availability.

Arizona State University
  • Programs Starting At: $13,495
  • Technical Disciplines: Cybersecurity
  • Time Commitment: Part Time

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As one of the largest public universities in the country, ASU runs several nondegree programs in addition to its more traditional academic offerings, including tech bootcamps.

The school's cybersecurity program lasts 24 weeks, and focuses on both offensive and defensive cybersecurity. The bootcamp takes place on campus, meeting three days a week, which allows students to continue working while they study. Quarterly speaking events and a bootcamp "Demo Day" provide opportunities for students to network with Phoenix-based tech professionals and present their final project to local employers.

Upon completing the program, graduates receive a certificate of completion from ASU. In addition, students gain access to career coaching, technical interview preparation, social media support, and soft skills training to aid them in their job search.

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Galvanize
  • Programs Starting At: $17,980
  • Technical Disciplines: Data Science, Software Engineering
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time

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At Galvanize, students can choose between two coding bootcamps in Phoenix: a 13-week data science immersive and a 12-week software engineering immersive. The data science immersive follows a Python-based curriculum, and students learn about machine learning and natural language processing. The program culminates in three capstone projects, in which participants solve real-world, data-based problems. The software engineering bootcamp begins with computer science fundamentals and continues on to full-stack JavaScript.

Galvanize includes career services within both programs, helping students with skills like personal branding, networking, and interviewing. According to data verified by the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting, 100% of the four graduates of the 2019 software engineering bootcamp in Phoenix (offered through Hack Reactor, a Galvanize provider) were employed within 180 days of completing the program. These professionals reported a median annual salary of $63,250. Graduates of Galvanize have gone on to work at companies like Spotify, American Express, and Apple.

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General Assembly
  • Programs Starting At: $14,950
  • Technical Disciplines: Data Analysis, Data Science, Software Engineering, UX/UI Design, Web Development
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time

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General Assembly operates several coding bootcamps in Phoenix, including full-time immersive programs in software engineering, data science, and UX design that last about three months. The bootcamp also runs a variety of part-time programs in topics like data analysis and web development.

Bootcamp students can participate in a career services program that connects them with coaches and invites them to networking opportunities. General Assembly reports that about 91% of immersive bootcamp graduates who take advantage of these career services find in-field employment within 180 days of finishing their program. Alumni have found jobs at big-name organizations like Airbnb, ESPN, and Disney.

General Assembly offers several scholarships, including awards for women and people from groups underrepresented in tech. Students can also pay through installments, loans, or an income share agreement.

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Tech Talent South
  • Programs Starting At: $3,750
  • Technical Disciplines: Data Science, Web Development
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time

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Tech Talent South, a woman-owned technology and coding school in Phoenix, follows a "corporate talent pipeline" model, connecting major companies in the area to program graduates.

Students can pursue a code immersion bootcamp part time or full time, a JavaScript application development program part time, or a data science course part time. The length of each program varies. Learners in the code immersion bootcamp create their own app, which they can show to potential employers.

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Bootcamps are offered during convenient evening and weekend hours.

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Tuition is refunded if you don't land a job within a given time frame after graduation. Visit the bootcamp website for terms and conditions.

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Employment is guaranteed as soon as you finish your bootcamp.

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Job Outlook for Bootcamp Grads in Phoenix

Coding bootcamp graduates typically find jobs in the tech industry in positions such as software developers or web developers -- these developers tend to work in growing industries.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the number of web developer jobs will increase by about 14,000 from 2019 to 2029 -- that's a projected growth rate of 8%. On top of that, the software industry could see the creation of an additional 316,000 software development jobs in that same timespan. That means the number of software developers could increase by 22% in that decade, which is much faster than the average projected growth rate for all occupations.

As Phoenix continues to flourish as a tech hub, many of those jobs are likely to be located in the Phoenix metro area. Web developers in Phoenix brought home a mean annual pay of $69,140 as of 2019, according to the BLS. Additionally, software developers earned an average salary of $101,110.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coding Bootcamps in Phoenix

What is the average salary for a web developer in Phoenix?

Web developers earn an average annual salary of $69,140 in the Phoenix metro area, according to the BLS. That's below the national mean wage for web developers ($75,580). When considering average earnings, however, it is important to keep in mind a location's cost of living. Phoenix has a below-average cost of living -- about 5% beneath the national average -- according to PayScale data.

What tech companies could I work at in Phoenix?

You may have heard of some big-name tech companies that have offices in Phoenix, like GoDaddy and Lyft. Other tech companies in and around Phoenix that you may not have heard of include:

  • Carvana, an online used car retailer.
  • Keap, which offers email marketing and sales services for small businesses.
  • Lifelock, an identity theft protection company.
  • Freshly, a company that delivers fresh meals by subscription.
  • Less Bits, which provides software-as-a-service solutions to companies.
  • RetailMeNot, a retail marketing company that focuses on promotions and discounts.
Are there free coding bootcamps in Phoenix?

The coding bootcamps in Phoenix listed in this resource all require students to pay tuition. However, some of them provide scholarships that can help cover these costs. Income share agreements also do not require students to pay while enrolled in the bootcamp, but instead allow them to dedicate part of their paycheck to cover bootcamp costs after they find employment.

You may be able to find free coding classes or workshops at local libraries, community centers, or meetup groups. There are also many free introductory coding courses offered online.

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