FindCareerBootcamps.com is a free resource for students seeking career bootcamp programs, which can provide students with technical skills to make a job change or further their careers. We research and compile bootcamp program information, career overviews, and more to compile ranking lists for bootcamps across the U.S. to help you make a smart decision when considering your career bootcamp options.
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Find Career Bootcamps Data Sources & Methodologies
The world is full of subjective opinions that are passed off as fact and sources of information that are often biased or obtained via suspect methodologies. We believe in being fully transparent with every fact we present and focusing on the presenting facts and letting you form your own opinions based on them.
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We leverage many different data sources but the core of our data comes from the following official United States government sources.
School & Course Data
We maintain our own list of bootcamp providers and the courses they offer that we obtain from our own research on the Internet.
We aggregate ratings and reviews from around the web to provide readers a broader perspective on the bootcamps they are considering.
We use the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system that is the federal statistical standard used by federal agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. This allows us to report on the wealth of data occupation and employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Department of Labor (DOL).
The data sources we use and what we use them for are documented below.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes the following datasets that we use.
Wage Data by Area and Occupation
We use this national wage data for job projections by state, metropolitan area and the nationwide for over 800 different occupations. This data is compiled by the BLS using data from the National Compensation Survey, Occupation Employment Statistics Survey and the Current Population Survey.
Occupation Employment Statistics (OES)
OES data includes U.S. employment data going back as far as 1988. We leverage the data published from their Employment and Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics Survey for some of the following facts:
- Employment Numbers
- Annual and Hourly Wages The above data is provided broken down by the following:
- Geographic Area (Nationwide, State/Territory & Metro Area)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) publishes the following datasets that we use.
The Employment & Training Administration (ETA) of the DOL publishes the O*NET Database. The O*NET database contains a rich set of variables that describe work and worker characteristics, including skill requirements. The database includes over 30 datasets with the following types of occupation information:
- Occupation Data / Titles
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Education, Experience, Training
- Interests, Work Values, Work Styles
- Technology Skills & Tools
- Work Activities
- Work Context
- Related Occupations
We use data from most of these categories to power our careers data.
We try to incorporate new releases of data as quickly as possible. Due to the time needed to compile such comprehensive data it is worth noting that many sources have a natural lag of a year or two.
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