Alchemy Code Lab graduates really make a difference in the world because web development plays a significant role across almost all industries today.
As the only Portland code school specializing in mid-level placements, we're both proud of our students' success and committed to transparency on our employment data.
Like code, the facts speak for themselves; with a median starting salary of $80,000 in a full time role, Alchemy’s students are empowered with the expertise to engineer their future in tech and enhance their earning capabilities from day one.
Here are few brief examples of how Alchemy Code Lab can advance your future and set you up for success immediately after graduating.
86% of Alchemy graduates secure work in the technology field with an average job search time of just 12 weeks.
Understandably so, hiring across all sectors slowed during the early part of the pandemic in Spring 2020, but Alchemy graduates infused with remote skills quickly adapted to the new reality of “work from home” tech work and ended the year with some of our best placement and job search time numbers ever recorded.
There’s even better news: the 2020 Alchemy graduating class of 95 students achieved hiring outcomes as good as or better than pre-pandemic years.
Of those who graduated in 2020, 93% have the job title of Software Developer. Over all time, Alchemy grads boast 86% in-field job placement.
This is notable because many schools claim high job placement, but many of those roles are just general tech industry, not developer, or possibly not in tech at all.
Our graduates succeed because of the rigorous programming designed for immediate application, real world instructional scenarios, and our dedicated instructor team made up of experienced senior developers.
We are proud of the high placement rates, as many of our Alchemy students are first time coders and web developers who enter into the career field for the very first time at mid-level or higher. Congrats in advance!
93% of Alchemy Code Lab graduates landed software engineering roles and median salaries staying strong at $80,000.
Throughout 2020 Alchemy graduates continued to land high skilled tech roles utilizing their coding skills to develop software. Offered salary levels were as good as 2019, with an even greater number of graduates earning those higher salaries. At Alchemy, our students graduate with competitive skills that prepare them to confidently enter the job market and earn notable compensation!
Alchemy’s student body receives the industry’s best programs, instructors and instructional learning to advance and deepen learning. We believe you deserve the best-in-class employment after you graduate, too.
In 2020, a year like no other with unexpected unemployment for millions worldwide, over 50% of Alchemy Code Lab graduates secured full time employment within six months of graduation.
Based on strong networking, active interviewing and support from career services, Alchemy graduates spend, on average, zero to six months job searching in order to secure work.
Over the past two years, the average job search time was just 11 weeks.
Alchemy invests in the whole student during and after their time with us. When seeking a career job, Alchemy instructors can connect you with industry professionals, big and small name agencies, and even conduct practice interviews to instill confidence and ensure a seamless interview process.
Alchemy added 34 new hiring companies in 2020, bringing the total to over 140 unique employers.
We work with the best so our students can work for the best! Our graduates complete an intensive and rigorous six month training course that prepares them for a lifelong career in the amazing field of web development.
We strive to work with companies where our graduates will thrive professionally while providing robust and skilled support in the area of web development.
Fueled by the rise in remote work, we saw a 30% jump in unique employers actively seeking to hire tech professionals since 2019. More hiring opportunities equals more demand for jobs!
Based on strong networking partnerships, active interviewing and support from career services, Alchemy graduates spend, on average, zero to six months job searching in order to secure work.
At Alchemy, we stay up-to-date with the robust and ever-changing field of technology by constantly consulting with our friends in the industry. Our instructors train and prepare students as if they’re a member of a team in a real world job scenario, both as an independent contributor, in pairs and in group settings.
Here are the Top 10 job titles that Alchemy grads land in their first role:
UI/UX Software Developer
30% of Graduates took interim contract or apprentice roles and earnings for these roles rose to $40/hour.
2020 was an increasingly in-demand year for coders, software developers, and more. As more industries adopt digital infrastructure, Alchemy Code Lab students are uniquely qualified to meet the demands of the growing market.
We Believe in You!
Alchemy Code Lab graduates enter the workforce with a strong network and skills that lead to higher paying and longer term career opportunities.
Our graduates’ performance is important to us, so we’re dedicated to making sure Alchemy is the right fit for you.