General Discussion

You don't need a college degree to be a web developer, but for mobile you do

I've heard this a lot. Does anyone agree with this? Really like to hear the thoughts of any ios devs here.

I was doing the ios techdegree but dropped out after hearing this during a chat. I wasn't going to waste money knowing that since I didn't have a college degree, I was never getting a job as an ios dev. So now I'm deciding between FS javascript or waiting for the new ux techdegree to come out. College at my age just isn't an option, plus I hate being in a classroom setting.

5 Answers

Tonnie Fanadez
Tonnie Fanadez
UX Design Techdegree Student 13,352 Points

You are making my day @jrs0801 , I am also looking forward to UX TechDegree too. College is too expensive in terms of Finance and Time. I don't have a sponsor to pay my Fees , let's wait and see but I think you should not have dropped out of IOS class.

I had too since I wasn't going to college. I also didn't like that it didn't go over any objective C. Yes, swift is the future, but there are still so many jobs out there also wanting objective C knowledge for obvious reasons.

bot .net
bot .net
10,072 Points

you have objective c course in treehouse.

Not as part of the techdegree though.

stjarnan
stjarnan
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 56,481 Points

Hi jrs0801,

This might obviously differ based on location, but in general, I have a hard time believing you would not be able to land a job because of the lack of a college degree. Doesn't matter if it's for a role as a Web Developer or an iOS Developer. As a matter of fact, my company often recruit developers without degrees. So I am afraid you're sitting on bad information, or live in a town where there is a huge abundance of developers!

Most companies do ask for a degree in their ads, but then they also ask for 5 years of experience using a library that was created 2 years earlier. So don't get stuck on all the details when you're applying for a job :)

I hope that helps, Jonas

Tonnie Fanadez
Tonnie Fanadez
UX Design Techdegree Student 13,352 Points

stjarnan

Well said and I appreciate your humor too in that companies ask for a years of experience for things discovered like yesterday.

In fact Google, Apple and IBM are just some of companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.

Tonnie Fanadez
Tonnie Fanadez
UX Design Techdegree Student 13,352 Points

jrs0801 did Treehouse cancel the TechDegree?

Gosh I just went back to the sign up link they sent us on 19Dec on email and found this.

UX Techdegree Early Access Waitlist Signup

We accidentally sent this invitation to a larger group than intended and apologize for any confusion or inconvenience. We're excited to offer the UX Techdegree publicly later in the first quarter of 2019, but due to an overwhelming response, we are canceling this invitation. Again, we are sorry for the confusion! We have not yet published a public landing page for the UX Techdegree, but you can get a sense for some of what it will cover by looking at our UX Design Track: https://teamtreehouse.com/tracks/ux-design

You can find more details about how our Techdegree program works on the Treehouse site: https://teamtreehouse.com/techdegree

just check on your end and let me know.

Tonnie Fanadez