Why Should Students Learn to Code?

There were 6.8 million job openings for roles requiring coding skills in the U.S. in 2015.

Coding jobs are projected to grow faster than other jobs over the next 10 years.

Projected 10-Year Growth

Coding Jobs Pay More

Jobs requiring coding skills pay $22,000 more per year than other career track jobs.*

Average Salary Per Year

Coding Jobs Are Available Across Many Careers

*Career track jobs are those that pay more than $15 per hour, considered a national living wage according to MIT research

Source: Analysis by Burning Glass Technologies. Growth projections are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, all other data are from analysis of 26 million U.S. online job postings collected by Burning Glass.

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