Here are some of the top Austin schools offering training, including Certstaffix Training (68 courses), ONLC Training Centers (62 courses), and General Assembly (44 courses).
Flatiron offers on-site and online courses in software engineering, data science, UX design, and cybersecurity. You’ll find they are located all over the U.S. including Austin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Financing: Financing options (with interest) offered through Skills Fund and Climb for those who qualify.
Established in 2012, Hack Reactor is a 12-week immersive coding school that offers software engineering courses, career placement services, and a great network of professional companions. Hack Reactor is located in San Francisco, Austin, Los Angeles, and New York and also offers both full-time and part-time courses online.
General Assembly provides a variety of bootcamps and workshops in digital marketing, user experience design, and immersive courses in software engineering and data science. Students have a choice between part-time, full-time, or online classes, committed to finding you the most flexible fit for your busy schedule.
Financing: Apply for a student loan through Meritize or Climb, or divide tuition into installments. Income sharing agreements are available in select U.S. markets.
Prerequisite: Self-paced prework provided by school to get started with software engineering fundamentals is required.
This data science program is designed to help individuals with a math background and some familiarity with Python programming bolster their skills and get up to speed and launch their data career. Through their blended learning model, students will be able to hone their data skills through fundamental preparatory work, in-class project work, and though the support of a devoted career coach. Students in this course will start their data science journeys by learning fundamental concepts around Python programming and leveraging programming tools like GitHub. As the course progresses, students will explore additional programming concepts like NumPy, utilizing Unix commands, using Pandas to clean and extract data, and web scraping tools. The course also covers statistical modeling and regressions, machine learning models, NLP, and a few other advanced topics and trends that are helpful to data scientists of all levels.
Financing: Apply for a student loan through Meritize or Climb, or divide tuition into installments. Income sharing agreements are available in select U.S. markets.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with Python programming and strong background in mathematics is required. After enrolling, participants will complete online lessons on Python programming and applied mathematics before the course starts.
This UX design course is designed to help individuals with little to no UX experience learn the common tools and concepts to launch their UX career. Through their blended learning model, students will be able to hone their UX design skills through 20 hours of introductory lessons, in-class project work, and though the support of a devoted career coach. Students in this course will start their UX journeys by learning the foundations and fundamentals in UX, like the design process, affinity mapping, rapid prototyping, and usability testing. As the course progresses, students will switch to UI foundations, design iteration and development, and best practices when working with a product team. The program concludes with UX's real-world implications, like working with clients and projects, as well as a final stage dedicated entirely to career planning and building your personal brand.
Financing: Apply for a student loan through Meritize or Climb, or divide tuition into installments. Income sharing agreements are available in select U.S. markets.
Prerequisite: Participants will be required to complete online, self-paced prep work.
This beginner Python course is a flexible program meant to get complete beginners comfortable coding with Python. With a blended learning model, students will gain access to pre-learning and setup videos to hit the ground running. Students will learn to code with Python with a hands-on approach, building Python programs, and working with data. This course covers key programming concepts like object-oriented programming as well as data science fundamentals and culminates with a project creating an API to pull in 3rd party data. This 40-hour program can be taken in-person in NYC or live online over 1-week (full-time) or ten weeks (part-time).
Financing: Apply for a student loan through Meritize or Climb, or divide tuition into installments.
Prerequisite: First-time coders will have access to pre-course prep materials.
Located in Washington and Singapore, Data Science Dojo offers both in-person and online data science certificates and bootcamps. Data Science Dojo provides courses in data engineering, online data science for managers, internet of things boot camp and corporate training on-site.
Data Science Bootcamp is a 5 day course that covers data science workflow fundamentals. In each 10 hour class, you will learn everything from data wrangling, visualization, probability, statistics, supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms, experimentation design, and data mining. You will have a chance to implement what you've learnt by competing in Kaggle and developing prediction algorithms.
Project Management Academy offers PMP Exam training, agile training, and other courses in project management, agile management, business analysis, quality management, and IT management. Project Management Academy provides students with online and live courses with a focus on an instructor-led teaching style.
Acquire the skills and confidence you need to pass the PMP exam in this four-day Project Manager Professional certification bootcamp. In addition to instruction from a top professional, students work with a number of study aids, including a 200-question simulated exam, 2,000 practice questions, and various study guides. This bootcamp also serves as 35 hours of PMI CE.
Prepare for CAPM certification with this four-day bootcamp. Unlike the PMP exam, the Certified Associate in Project Management does not have a work experience requirement. Students who complete this bootcamp are fully qualified to sit for, and pass, this exam and demonstrate their skills. Participants work with a number of study aids, including a simulated exam, 2,000 practice questions, post-class tutorials, and various training aids. If you are already CAPM certified, this bootcamp fulfils part of PMI’s CE requirement.
Certification Academy offers onsite and online training in business analysis, cybersecurity, IT service management, project management, Agile & Scrum, and Six Sigma. Certification offers students with rigorous courses, experienced instructors, and thought leadership.
Advance your career with this 3-day PMI Agile Certified Professional bootcamp. Students learn how to utilize Agile teams to make improvements, effectively plan team-based projects, leverage all five planning levels, and use critical test-taking skills. The study aids include 600 practice questions, an online simulation exam, in-class exercises, and a PMI-ACP study guide. This bootcamp also satisfies twenty-one hours of PMI’s continuing education requirement.
Learn the basics needed for PMP certification with this 4-day Project Management Professional bootcamp. Students receive PMP exam study aids as well as comprehensive skills training. Study materials include a pre-class study guide, online PMP simulation test, 1,000 practice questions, in-class exercises, and more. Conceptual training includes identifying and overcoming knowledge gaps, critical test-taking strategies, real-world managerial concepts, and comprehensive PMP preparedness. This bootcamp also satisfies thirty-five hours of the PMI continuing education requirement.
This 4-day Certified Associate in Project Management bootcamp prepares participants for the CAPM certification exam. Attendees learn how to identify and overcome some common knowledge gaps, critical test-taking strategies, and real-world management concepts. The study aids include 1,000 practice questions, an online simulation exam, in-class exercises, and a pre-class study guide. This bootcamp also satisfies thirty-five hours of PMI’s continuing education requirement.
ONLC has over 300 training sites and offers courses and certificates in many areas including desktop applications like Adobe, Microsoft Technical like Visual Studio, Server and Security, and Process and Programming like Java and Web Development.
Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp is a 5-day course that allows students to master the core skills needed to work in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The curriculum is designed for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of Creative Cloud and how to utilize the Creative Cloud panel to later excel with more advanced content.
This introductory Photoshop course is meant to get students comfortable in the Photoshop interface while exercising new core skills in the process. Students can further their journey in mastering Photoshop by being introduced to selection tools, layering, and how to edit masks and channels. This course can help anyone strengthen their core skills and learn retouching, resolution, cropping, and adjusting color and tone.
This 2-day advanced Photoshop course is an builds off the beginner course and has students learning real-world 'tips and tricks.' Students will dive into more advanced concepts inspired by the Level 1 course to continue to build up their Photoshop skills.
This 2-day beginner class in Adobe Illustrator kicks off the course by thoroughly reviewing the illustrator interface and then merging into teaching new skills that can be found behind more complex drawings. Students will discover the skills behind using tools, panels, customizing and saving workspaces, setting up and saving document presets, using multiple artboards, and navigating the different elements when creating illustrations. The lessons are created to teach you the basics behind Adobe Illustrator and prepare you for more advanced content.
Lumenbrite offers interactive and hands-on digital design training including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Creative Cloud, Dreamweaver, and Animate. Lumenbrite has nationwide authorized Adobe training centers where students can utilize facilities for their training needs.
In this comprehensive 5-day After Effects course, students will learn beginner to advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects, including video blending, advanced text effects, keying effects, track mattes, as well as motion and mask tracking. You will then go on to learn the techniques of nesting and precomposing. More advanced techniques will be covered, such as footage keying in Mocha AE will be covered, as well as editing masks, time effects, and basic expression tools. Other topics included will be Kinetic Typography, Motion Graphics, Motion Tracking, Cinemagraphs, and Planar Tracking. Students will receive an Adobe Nationally Recognized Course Certificate upon completion.
This 3-day introductory course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects, including working with Photoshop and Illustrator as well as other file types. Students will then progress to learning more comprehensive subjects, from motion tracking to precomping, nesting, and video blending. Advanced text effects, as well as keying and track mattes, will be covered as well. General subjects covered will involve learning Kinetic Typography, Motion Graphics, Motion Tracking, and Cinemagraphs, allowing students to grasp the fundamentals of design and animation necessary for After Effects work.
In this 2-day intermediate After Effects course, students will learn the fundamentals of expression tools, time effects, particle effects, and energy effects. Students will also learn advanced mask tracking within After Effects and Mocha AE as well as video compositing. Lumetri Color will be covered. Lastly, an optional course on 3D techniques within After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite will be offered. An Adobe Nationally Recognized Course Certificate will be given to those who complete the course.
Prerequisite: After Effects Training: Essential Skills I
This 4-day Illustrator comprehensive course will educate students on the Pen tool as well as the complete set of “Live” features. Methods of typography and color will be covered, and Illustrator's 3D-like tools will be explored. Cross program techniques will be introduced, like Smart Objects in Photoshop, to expand students’ workflow capabilities. Other advanced skills covered will be the mesh tool with gradients, as well as clipping masks, brushes, and shape tools. Students will earn an Adobe Nationally Recognized Course Certificate.
Prerequisite: Mac/Windows skills
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Graphic design is visual communication through artwork or combining images and text. Graphic designers create logos, ads, social media graphics, magazines, books, websites, apps, and more.Explore Graphic Design Classes
Web design combines elements of user experience design (how the website works), visual or user interface design (how the website looks), and coding (how the website is actually built and made to function properly). Some web designers touch on all three areas, while others focus on one specific skill. If you like to design or write code, there's a role for you in web design. With billions of unique websites and more being created every day, web designers continue to be in high demand.Explore Web Design Classes
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Adobe Photoshop is widely known as the best photo editing software for photographers and photo retouchers. It's also used by digital painters as well as graphic designers for creating a wide variety of designs such as social media graphics, web designs, app designs, graphics that will be animated in Adobe After Effects, and much more.Explore Photoshop Classes
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User experience (UX) designers work on creating functional, meaningful, and enjoyable user experiences. UX design focuses on ease of use, navigation, and functionality of products (which are commonly digital products such as websites and apps).Explore UX Design Classes
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of industry-leading apps dedicated to creativity, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and many more. Adobe Creative Cloud has what you need to create projects using photo editing, bitmap or vector illustration, digital design, animation, audio, augmented reality (AR), and more.Explore Adobe Classes
Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout design tool for print. Publishers of magazines, books, newspapers and other media rely on InDesign for page layouts and graphic design. InDesign can also be used to create digital documents such as PDFs and eBooks.Explore InDesign Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro is the leading choice for video editing for TV, movies and the internet. It allows users to weave together video clips, graphics, and audio to produce professional grade video projects. It offers seamless integrations with Adobe Audition, After Effects, Photoshop and more.Explore Premiere Pro Classes
AutoCAD is a computer-aided design software used to create scale blueprints, schematics, and models. It’s used by engineers, interior designers, manufacturers, and architects. AutoCAD offers intelligent objects for creating common plans, such as electrical and plumbing design plans.Explore AutoCAD Classes
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Adobe Captivate is a tool for developing interactive presentations. This tool can be used to create elearning simulations, convert existing PowerPoint presentations, capture videos and screen recordings, and insert images and videos. This tool is the most popular elearning development tool available and offers seamless integrations with other tools in the Adobe Creative Suite.Explore Adobe Captivate Classes
Adobe XD is built with the specific needs of a modern UX/UI designer (web design or app designer) in mind. Unlike Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (which were originally created for photo retouching or illustration) the entire focus of the Adobe XD app is on designing the UI and UX of digital products such as websites and apps.Explore Adobe XD Classes
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Adobe Acrobat is the premiere software for creating, editing, sharing, and signing .PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat is part of the Adobe Document Cloud as well as the Adobe Creative Cloud. Acrobat is used to turn documents into PDFs which are easily shared with people on any device. People can view, edit, add comments, markup corrections, and digitally sign PDF files using the Adobe Acrobat app.Explore Adobe Acrobat Classes
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Motion graphics refers to animated graphic design. It marries together text, sound, motion, animation, and visual effects to communicate a message or tell a story.Explore Motion Graphics Classes
Visual design focuses on aesthetic presentation of digital products such as websites, apps, social media graphics, and much more. Combining typography, imagery, graphics, shapes, colors, and textures to create a compelling design. Using balance, contrast, scale and space, visual designers create eye-catching designs.Explore Visual Design Classes
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular vector graphics applications. With seamless integrations across Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Illustrator is widely used by individuals and organizations to create resizable illustrations, design elements for videos and motion graphics, all through its powerful vector creation tools.Explore Illustrator Classes
Final Cut Pro, one of Apple's most advanced video editing platforms, gives you the tools you need to make a studio-quality movie from beginning to end or easily add a few extras to existing video. Advanced functions include layering, color correction, and more.Explore Final Cut Pro Classes
Web development encompasses all of the layers involved in building a website or web application. Websites are made up of two parts: the front end and the back end. Web development is used to create beautiful, interactive, and functional websites in nearly every industry.Explore Web Development Classes
Take enterprise-level projects from start to finish with a comprehensive Product Management course. Participants master core concepts, exhibit emotional intelligence, and support a company’s mission.Explore Product Management Classes
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iOS is among the most advanced and widely used mobile operating systems. iOS developers use Xcode, Apple’s Integrated Development Environment, to build apps for Mac and iOS.Explore iOS Development Classes
From basic single-computer programs to enterprise-level solutions, Java is the most widely-used code in the world. It is a simple, open-sourced code which is relatively easy to learn. Those who master it have solid employment prospects now and in the future.Explore Java Classes
The theory and practice of computer science is the foundation of most IT-related endeavors. Computer science also gives students important problem-solving skills.Explore Computer Science Classes
FinTech (financial technology) includes new technologies that aim to improve or automate financial services. Your banking app, stock app, invoicing software, and bitcoins are all examples of FinTech. The FinTech (financial technology) industry has moved far beyond early entrants like PayPal. Many experts predict that this industry could replace up to 50 percent of all bank jobs within the next few decades.Explore FinTech Classes
Visual Basic for Applications is an advanced Excel tool which allows users to visualize and conceptualize spreadsheets. In other words, VBA/Excel users think in three dimentions instead of two.Explore VBA Classes
Data science is one of the fastest-growing career fields, with competitive salaries and nearly endless opportunities for specialization. Data science uses machine learning algorithms, statistics and other analytic tools to understand data.Explore Data Science Classes
Python is an easy-to-read, versatile object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Java, Ruby, and Perl. It is available under an open-source license and is a favorite among programmers.Explore Python Classes
SQL is short for Structured Query Language and refers to a programming language designed for relational databases. SQL organizes data and allows for queries and sorting of data.Explore SQL Classes
Microsoft Excel is the leading spreadsheet application and data analytics tool. With Excel, you can create charts, tables, automate workflow, track budgets and financials, and much more.Explore Excel Classes
Data analytics is the process of analyzing raw data in order to draw conclusions. Data analytics are used to study all kinds of data, including productivity, production, profit/loss and much more.Explore Data Analytics Classes
Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and involves creating programs that learn from data and optimize. Machine learning is prevalent in our everyday lives, from the recommendation engines for music and TV to the search engines and the voice assistants. Machine learning models leverage vast amounts of past data to learn to solve problems on their own and predict future outcomes. With the power and prevalence of machine learning, it is a highly in-demand set of skills, and the field of machine learning continues to grow.Explore Machine Learning Classes
Tableau is a data visualization tool used to simplify raw data. Data visualizations take data and turn it into easily understandable analysis diagrams – even for non-technical users. Visualizations can be used for data journalism, business insights (BI), reporting, and research.Explore Tableau Classes
Power BI is a collection of software that works together to convert multiple sources of data into usable information. Using the Power BI Desktop, the Power BI service, and the Power BI mobile apps, businesses can analyze data, create visualizations, and make sense of it all. Leaders can use these critical insights to forecast, plan, and make informed decisions. This dashboard has the power to uncover critical business insights needed to drive decision making.Explore Power BI Classes
Python is a general-purpose programming language that is known for being easily readable and visually uncluttered due to its use of whitespace to divide blocks. Used to create applications such as YouTube and DropBox, Python can be used to scrape web pages, making it a powerful tool for data analysis. Using libraries such as BeautifulSoup and scikit-learn, Python can collect and organize assembled data for analysis. Python has broad machine learning capabilities that make it agile and adaptive.Explore Python Data Science Classes
Data visualization creates visual representations of data, making it easier to read and understand.Explore Data Visualization Classes
SEO is the practice of optimizing your pages and website for search engine ranking. With a variety of SEO strategies and techniques, you can boost your websites ranking to start bringing in organic traffic. In SEO classes, participants will learn the fundamental ideas of SEO and strategies to succeed in the search engines.Explore SEO Classes
Google Analytics is a free web and marketing analytics tool offered by Google that provides valuable information about your website traffic. Google Analytics is a fundamental component of digital marketing as it serves as the aggregator of our online efforts. It allows us to measure web traffic, see the success of our marketing efforts, learn about our users, and understand their behavior on our site. Google Analytics does much more than count website views; it provides a deeper understanding of what is going on before, during, and after a website visit.Explore Google Analytics Classes
Google Ads is an online advertising platform where businesses and organizations can pay to show up in the search results or display advertisements across the web through Google's Display Network. Google Ads can be a powerful tool for driving new prospects to your site and remarketing to previous visitors.Explore Google Ads Classes
Social media refers to websites and applications that allow people to interact, and commonly used tools are Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media marketing involves leveraging those digital channels to achieve your business goals.Explore Social Media Marketing Classes
Email marketing involves sending targeted emails with marketing messages to engage new customers, drive traffic to a company’s website, build loyalty with existing customers, or grow sales. Businesses and organizations rely on email marketing campaigns as a low-cost, high-impact advertising vehicle.Explore Email Marketing Classes
WordPress is used on over 37% of all websites, and growing. It's a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that lets you create & manage a website or blog. It’s popular for blogging, but you can build websites that don't even have a blog.Explore WordPress Classes
Microsoft Office is a suite of software with an integrated collection of applications for word processing, and creating spreadsheets, databases and other media. Many offices, schools and individuals use Microsoft Office.Explore Microsoft Office Classes
Project management is the art of leading a team to achieve a common goal. As a field, project management involves managing people, scope, time, quality, and budget.Explore Project Management Classes
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is for entry-level project managers looking to establish a marketable credential in their field. This program includes best practices for project and operations management, leadership styles, governance frameworks, change management, and budgeting. Achieving this certification is a stepping-stone to the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.Explore CAPM Certification Classes
The most popular project management certification programs are the PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification and the (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification.Explore Project Management Certification Classes
Microsoft Word is the very popular word processing program used world-wide by professionals and students. With built-in templates and pre-made writing elements, MS Word simplifies the writing process and allows a writer to maximize the strength and organization of his/her writing.Explore Microsoft Word Classes
Microsoft Outlook contains a robust collection of organizational tools for email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Outlook easily integrates with all of the other programs in the Office Suite, allowing sophisticated combinations of content to be emailed to particular contacts.Explore Microsoft Outlook Classes
Microsoft Access is a database software system that facilitates creation, organization, and retrieval of information. This information can be accessed by forms and arranged into reports.Explore Microsoft Access Classes
Microsoft Project is a dashboard of organizational tools that allow everyday users to plan and track projects with ease. Complete with a system of ready-made reports and automatic calculations, MS Project offers the familiar, Microsoft-based interface that allows users to navigate with confidence.Explore Microsoft Project Classes
Agile Certification is for project management professionals who want to expand their skills in Agile. This certification is for project managers who have experience using Agile techniques such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and test-driven development. Agile methodologies provide businesses with proven frameworks for maximizing productivity, reducing waste, and streamlining processes. This certification has a number of education and experience requirements which must be met before sitting for the 120-question exam.Explore Agile Certification Classes
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Business writing is a discipline that encompasses many types of professional writing. This includes resumes, letters, proposals, email communications, reports and more.Explore Business Writing Classes
Finance refers to all matters relating to money, from creating it to investing it. Finance is often divided into three, distinct specialties – personal finance, public finance, and corporate finance.Explore Finance Classes
Accounting is the act of recording and analyzing financial transactions. Accounting can be as simple as balancing a checkbook, or as complex as a year-end profit and loss statement.Explore Accounting Classes
Financial modeling refers to the act of creating a model of a financial situation. It involves taking known data and using it to create hypothetical models about what may come next given a certain set of behaviors or circumstances.Explore Financial Modeling Classes
Quickbooks is an accounting software product primarily intended for small to mid-sized businesses. Quickbooks is often used by individuals as well, who use it to manage transactions, pay bills, and track spending.Explore QuickBooks Classes
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The Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification is an industry-recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). To qualify for the PMP exam, a specific amount of hours and education level be met which makes this certification in-demand and valuable to employers.Explore PMP Certification Classes
Learn how to make powerful and dynamic presentations that captivate your audience and leave a very strong impression. Microsoft PowerPoint is the industry-standard presentation application. With PowerPoint, you can quickly and efficiently create slideshows, presentations, and reusable templates. You can add animations, images, charts, and more, and as part of the Microsoft Office suite, it integrates well with other Microsoft applications like Excel.Explore PowerPoint Classes
HTML and CSS are two essential coding languages for create web pages. You cannot make webpage without them! HTML creates the webpage and marks up the content. CSS styles the content.Explore HTML & CSS Classes
Websites are created by writing code. Web browsers read that code, and in turn create a webpage like this page you're currently reading. The code which affects what you see in the browser is called front-end code. People who write that code are called front-end developers.Explore Front-End Web Development Classes
Cybersecurity refers to the protection of internet-connected assets. These assets can include servers, systems, hardware, software, and data. Cybersecurity professionals work to prevent and defend companies, governments, organizations, and individuals from cyber-attacks that seek to interrupt service or compromise data. These experts must stay informed about new technologies and threats.Explore Cybersecurity Classes
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based platform offering over 175 services. Offering a broad suite of services, such as machine learning, cloud storage, artificial intelligence, and analytics, AWS is the most popular service of its type in the world. Among the benefits of AWS are ease of use, access to top cloud-security structures, and responsive customer service and support services. AWS even offers SageMaker, a machine learning service for novices.Explore AWS Classes
SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) from Microsoft. It’s widely used by data specialists, Developers, and IT professionals because it’s trusted as the most secure server available. SQL Server can be used to build apps for online transaction processing or to analyze data directly within the database using the R programming language.Explore SQL Server Classes
Learn in-demand technology and computer skills to launch a new career in design, programming, marketing, business, and more. See the career pages for more information on required skills, tips for landing a job, typical day-to-day work, and where to find job postings.
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$59,000 / year37.15% less than the U.S. average
Digital Designers make graphics, animations, and other visual effects. Depending on their preference, a Digital Designer might choose to niche down to work exclusively on pre-print, web, or digital marketing. These niches that the Digital Designer is designing websites, applications, advertisements, or publications.
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$103,000 / year5.84% less than the U.S. average
Software engineers use their extensive knowledge of user experience design, operating systems, and programming languages to develop software. They can create different types of software, from games to operating systems. After analyzing a client's needs, they design, develop, and test software to meet that need. Software engineers can be divided into two distinct career categories: application engineers and systems engineers.
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$131,000 / year7.52% more than the U.S. average
Data scientists collect, organize, and analyze large sets of data, providing analysis that is key to decision making. Governments, non-profits, and businesses of all types rely on data for forecasting, risk management, and resource allocation. Data scientists discover and analyze trends in data, and report their findings to stakeholders. They will use algorithms and models to simplify and mine data sets to create data-driven recommendations. Data scientists are needed across a handful of industries, especially the ubiquity of data and the reliance on it for business decision-making.
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$67,000 / year9.36% less than the U.S. average
Data analysts review large amounts of data to summarize, analyze, and visualize it and provide insights. Working from data from multiple, relevant sources, they create and maintain databases, and use statistical techniques to analyze the collected data. Data analysts must be able to communicate with others about what the data shows and to be able to provide realistic recommendations based on their analysis. Many industries such as healthcare, advertising, and retail rely on the work of data analysts to inform their business decisions and strategy.
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$102,000 / year2.26% more than the U.S. average
User experience (UX) designers are responsible for ensuring that digital products offer a seamless user experience, through prototyping, user research, and user testing. They will test the navigation and functionality of websites, apps, and more. UX designers must stay current on design trends to ensure ongoing adherence to best practices. They will also conduct ongoing user research to understand the habits and needs of users.
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$92,000 / year14.7% less than the U.S. average
Product managers guide product development from ideation to market. Starting with consumer and market research, they use their understanding of customer wants and needs to inform product development and go-to-market strategy. They will work closely with engineering, marketing, sales, and other teams to launch products. After launch, they solicit and analyze feedback on the product to inform future iterations.
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$112,000 / year5.6% less than the U.S. average
Python Developers typically choose to focus on back end web development, data science or analysis, scripting, or product development. They build the server side of websites, processes for data analysis, and create automation scripts.
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$71,000 / year11.06% less than the U.S. average
Business analysts use business, technology, and project management skills to analyze business problems and propose data-driven solutions. Grounded in technical expertise, business analysts perform risk analyses, manage project plans, and translate technical information such as diagrams and blueprints. Experienced business analysts can become business or project managers, which puts their professional expertise to work with the management of project deliverables and other people. Business analysts can put their skills to work across a variety of industries, companies, and job functions.
Salary in Austin
$71,000 / year4.18% less than the U.S. average
Financial analysts use their business, finance, or accounting background to analyze data and make recommendations for investments. They study past, present, and future business and economic trends to provide data-driven insights for business decision-making. Financial analysts take on roles as fund managers, portfolio managers, investment advisors, and risk analysts. Many earn additional credentials in the field, such as Certified Public Accountant or Project Management Professional certifications.
Salary in Austin
$58,000 / year3.89% less than the U.S. average
Digital marketers are responsible for designing, managing, and reviewing digital marketing campaigns. Using their expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), social media, backlinks, and digital ads, digital marketers provide data and demographic-driven marketing strategies. They may also help companies develop content marketing strategies through the use of blogs. Digital marketers also use data analytics to review digital marketing campaign results and provide guidance for future campaigns.
Salary in Austin
$112,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Full Stack Developers build web applications for both the visible front end that users see and the back end that powers the applications.
Salary in Austin
$59,000 / year8.47% less than the U.S. average
Digital Strategy is the work behind digitally rich projects like websites, social media, SEO content, digital marketing, and more. Digital Strategists identify opportunities for growth and make plans for new website releases, content for their client with a specific end goal in mind, or an advertising campaign.
Austin has had the highest tech migration rate in the nation over the past year, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. That statement alone grabs the attention of anyone in technology, and for good reason: tech professionals now know that they can work from anywhere they choose, so why not choose a fantastic home like Austin? The city’s boomtown status includes the roots laid down by Dell, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Cisco, IBM, Apple, eBay, and Oracle, which each have strong headquarters in the city. Austin brought in 217 software and information technology workers per 10,000 pre-existing employees in just a half-year, a number nearly five times higher than most other global tech hubs.
The data gathered shows that Austin securely announced its presence as a tech mecca when thousands of professional technology experts realized that remote work was a possibility, and plenty of non-remote tech jobs are available in an ideal city to live in. Gaining notice as an option for all levels of tech professionals since 2020, the rate of growth in Austin in both job opportunities and the tech community has skyrocketed. Austin’s workforce, low-to-no Texas taxes, and spacious living possibilities made the city highly desirable to professionals to gravitate towards. Nicknamed the “Silicon Hills,” the vibrant city is located between its sprawling tech centers and the beautiful rolling hillsides to the east. The tech ecosystem is so popular with venture capitalists and CEOs that it’s entirely possible for tech pros to form relationships with decision-makers.
Since Dell’s founding in the mid-1980s, Austin has been an area that has attracted big names. Some of the most recognizable employers in Austin include AMD, Adobe, Applied Materials, AT&T, Atlassian, and tech legends, Amazon, and Apple, all with headquarters or major satellite offices in the city. Silicon Hills is the tech epicenter for startups, with 5,500 budding ventures calling the greater Austin area home. The companies of Silicon Hills have been hard at work, bringing in a cool $950 million in collective funding, with BorrowersFirst alone raising $100 million.
With the University of Texas residing in the heart of Austin, and the steller, global attention-getter event, SXSW, an annual event that sells out at least a year ahead, the city is a stunner when it comes to innovation and activity. The visibility that these two revolutionary tech attention-getters create has pulled top talent away from often overcrowded, expensive familiar tech hubs. With tech talent coming into the area, the nation’s corporations are keeping their eyes turned towards the city to snatch up tech professionals as fast as they can. Being extremely business-friendly and one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the nation, the energy in the city is undeniably positive.
The future for Austin is bright, too, with Oracle moving its primary headquarters to the city and one of the biggest venture capital firms, 8VC, already scoping out property. Tesla founder Elon Musk is building a new Cybertruck factory in Austin, and news recently surfaced that his Boring Company bought an industrial site in a location just outside of the city limits. Other near-future huge milestones in Austin’s tech scene include Apple’s new campus in North Austin, shelling out $1 billion for the infrastructure its creation. This news means a great opportunity for 15,000 more workers to have the opportunity to apply their tech skills in a role with Apple.
A career in tech in Austin’s hotbed of opportunity is irresistible. The city is undeniably hip, which means that the tech landscape is diverse, energetic, and thriving. With the demand for qualified, expertly trained tech professionals at an all-time high, techies know that they can go where the scene is hot, practically writing their own ticket when it comes to finding the job they want. With a lower cost of living and no-to-non-existent taxes, Austin has also attracted many companies to set up shop. The corporate or regional headquarters for big names such as eBay, Indeed, Whole Foods, Dell, and Apple, are all rooted in the Silicon Hills, and a host of other well-known entities all share Austin as their tech hub. Not only are the companies attractive to those working in technology, but the quality of life and opportunity to be supported in an entrepreneurial venture is also enticing.
Austin’s growing list of industries includes advanced manufacturing, clean energy technology, creative and digital media, data management, financial services, insurance, life sciences, and space technology. Tech professionals can find jobs in any of those areas fairly easily since high-tech jobs in Austin represent 16.4% of all occupations in the area, compared to 8.8% nationwide. Overall, jobs in Austin’s tech industries total 173,837, which made the percentage of industry growth shoot up by 7.7%.
Technology is a time-honored institution in Austin, so it’s no surprise that those with an entrepreneurial spirit want to get started in the city. Startups get a healthy incubation period with the robust support of the City of Austin, which offers a wealth of information on their dedicated resource board. Techstars Austin is another supporter that connects startups with its national network of advisors and investors and also shares its wealth of wisdom with office hours for any one-to-one help they can offer. Startup Runner is focused primarily on the mentorship model, guiding younger businesses through the process of developing and marketing strategy and acquiring customers. WeWork is connected to Startup Runner as a program that takes a direct hands-on approach.
Large sites, such as Built In Austin, provide the latest news on tech in the area and serve as the go-to clearinghouse for tech jobs specific to the Silicon Hills. GeekAustin.org is a non-profit group that also serves the local tech community with networking, mentorship, and relevant information for Austin professionals. The Austin Tech Alliance is an invaluable source of help that aims to build a culture of civic engagement, using technology as a connector. Their mission includes education through tech grassroots policy issues, advocating for tech as a tool to solve civic challenges, and activation of the tech community allowing all an equal voice.
The greatest amount of excitement in not only the tech universe but for all Austinians goes to SXSW, a hurricane of interactive events within a giant event. A festival, exhibition, and conference with multiple inner offerings create an almost frenetic environment that affects all of what Austin—and the world—has to offer, similar to a World’s Fair. Music greats have taken the stage at SXSW before their names became recognizable, films make their debuts and gain instant popularity, and mini-festivals of every kind blossom in every corner of the ten-day event. South by Southwest grows in size and scope every year and is attended by hundreds of thousands of people—more than 400,000 participated in 2019 in some way, shape, or form. The event is dedicated towards helping creative people achieve their goals and celebrates the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture.
Other than the tech scene, the incredibly favorable weather, and stupendous convocations like SXSW, there is a colorful, enjoyable community that calls Austin home. Neighborhoods are diverse in cost, culture, and style, with something for everyone. One thing that Austonians do have in common is their commitment to Southern hospitality and pride themselves on getting involved in their community. The cost of living is lower than other metropolitan areas in many states since Texas has no state income tax. Tech professionals appreciate that their salaries stretch further in the city, making the quality of life high. Examples of salaries for different roles in technology in Austin include User Experience Designers, who typically earn $102,000, and Software Engineers, who average $103,000 annually.
The city of Austin is worthy competition for quality tech training and education. As a major tech hub that needs a huge amount of talented professionals, it’s easy to find plenty of technology bootcamps and classes. More than fifteen training locations offer a range of at least 200 in-person courses to choose from in a vast array of subjects in technology, including Design, Digital Marketing, Data-related training, Coding, Business, Web Development, and IT. Most schools also offer live online and on-demand options, allowing students to choose how they’d like to learn. Two schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold classes in a computer lab, pre-loaded with the latest equipment and software, led by a live, off-site instructor. Additionally, Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, has numerous live online, on-demand, and private lesson options.
Austin offers more than 30 in-person graphic design-related bootcamps and classes, all in close proximity to the center of the city. Those wanting to pursue a design career have more than enough options to learn any type of design area they desire, and many schools also offer live, online options. Types of programs that can be found include bootcamps/immersives, certificates, and classes, ranging from six hours to twelve weeks in length. Topics across the graphic design spectrum are Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Visual Design, and UX Design. Highly-ranked schools that offer courses New Horizons, Lumenbrite, UT Austin Bootcamps, and General Assembly. Two other schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold classes in a computer lab with equipment pre-loaded with the latest software and a live instructor teaching from a remote site.
Schools that offer in-person Data Science classes and bootcamps in Austin include eight training locations that provide more than twenty-two courses, including bootcamps, which dive deeply into hands-on instruction in this fast-growing field. Subjects within the realm of Data Science include Python, SQL, Machine Learning, and R. The schools that offer a range of data science courses in Austin include General Assembly, Data Science Dojo, Flatiron, Galvanize, UT Austin Boot Camps, and New Horizons. Additionally, Certstaffix and ONLC hold data science classes in a local computer lab led by a live, offsite instructor.
For in-person classes and bootcamps in Austin in Web Development, students can choose from six schools with traditional classrooms and two schools that offer live instruction in a state-of-the-art computer lab with a live, off-site instructor leading the session. Schools that hold web development programs include General Assembly, Hack Reactor, Galvanize, Austin Coding Academy, Flatiron, and ACC Continuing Education. Hybrid-style schools that offer computer lab access and a remote instructor are ONLC and Certstaffix.
Austin is one of the most popular places to work in the field of Digital Marketing. Attending an in-person Digital Marketing class or bootcamp in Austin is a wise investment to get ahead of the competition in the booming digital world. Students can choose from courses offered face-to-face at General Assembly and UT at Austin Boot Camps. Two additional schools, ONCL and Certstaffix, hold courses in computer labs with a live, remote instructor leading classes. Subjects students can choose from include Google Analytics, Google Ads, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and e-commerce.
Top schools in Austin that offer in-person Python bootcamps and classes include New Horizons and General Assembly. Two additional schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, offer classes in computer labs with pre-loaded professional-level software and are led by a live instructor who is offsite. Python is essential for most careers in technology, and certain professions require knowledge in specific syntaxes of the language.
Students can choose in-person classes and bootcamps in video editing in Austin from Lumenbrite. Additionally, Certstaffix offers courses in a fully-equipped computer lab led by a live, offsite instructor. Video editing classes are fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences that range from two to ten days. General areas of study in video editing include motion graphics, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and First Cut Pro.
In-person UX Design classes in Austin are offered by two schools, General Assembly and UT Austin Boot Camps. These schools offer comprehensive overviews of the user experience (UX) and place particular emphasis on Sketch and Adobe XD.
Students have a choice of twenty-five unique in-person Excel classes throughout the Austin metropolitan area, as well as live online sessions and on-demand. All Excel sessions range from three hours to three days and are provided by several schools, including New Horizons and General Assembly. Two more schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold their Excel courses in computer labs, with a live remote instructor available for assistance during class time. More options for Excel and other business-related skills are offered live and online by Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool. The necessity of fluent Excel skills stretches into most areas of a professional career, so general and specific classes in the software are available face-to-face, live and online, or on-demand. Prime examples of Excel workshops are those from General Assembly, which offers an Excel Bootcamp. This three-hour, hands-on and beginner-welcome session teaches attendees skills such as formatting techniques, mathematical formulas, PivotTables, charts, and beyond. This bootcamp can also be taken in a live, online class.
Offering onsite corporate tech training sessions is a terrific investment in your team or across the workplace. An expert instructor from Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, will come to your location, or a live session can be tailored to present via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom. A wide variety of subjects and skill levels are available, and each is custom-tailored to fit the client. If preferred, individual employees can attend an open enrollment session at regularly scheduled times. Vouchers can be obtained at a discount when purchased in multiples. Contact Noble Desktop for further information.