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Experience with Career Foundry web development program?
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:07:21 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with Career Foundry? I am thinking of a late career change (I am in my late 30's) into web development. Career Foundry looks like a viable option to get some education and possibly a foot in the door. I am highly encouraged by their career placement guarantee. In my mind, this gives it the edge over self-study, even after taking into account the hefty $4k tuition for online-only classes. However, I am an enormous skeptic and general pessimist. Could I realistically get a job out of this? The thought of quitting my job on a risk makes me want to vomit. However, I am in a good position to do so. I have savings (thanks MMM!), my wife makes pretty good bank (she could cover the mortgage alone for a while if I asked really, really nicely), and we have no kids.

I currently work in commercial real estate. I recently promoted to a really frustrating role where no training or direction is ever offered. I had a wake-up call (ok, existential crisis) when I spoke to a co-worker who has been in the same job as me for a decade and she seemed miserable. She shared all my frustrations, only she has been dealing with them for 10 years. She said when she first took the job she was so frustrated that she desperately looked for work elsewhere. But after a year or two she felt like she was in too deep and she stuck with it. I do not want this to happen to me. 

I did about 40 hours of free HTML training online a couple years ago and I really liked it. I really enjoy Photoshop as a hobby. Most of what I read online about the web development role is encouraging. The problem here is that a lot of the online info about the career is getting dated. Will this career eventually get outsourced? How mature is the career? Does it change year to year?

One other thing I will mention: Mr Google said the average starting salary for a junior developer is right around or slightly more than my current salary.

Thanks in advance to the smartest online community ever.

Also, thanks to those who responded in the below thread. I was able to get some good info from it.
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/oil-gas-engineer-to-web-developer-advice-please/msg1785981/#msg1785981