Although the midwestern Cleveland, Ohio does not have the tech-hub reputation of the coastal Bay Area or New York City, the city has taken strides in the past decades to make the technology community feel at home. Ever since former Cleveland mayor Jane Campbell appointed a technology czar, the city has seen an uptick in organizations large and small looking to take advantage of the thriving professional community in the region. Demand for technology roles, like software and web developers, data scientists and systems engineers is only set to increase as innovative organizations continue to take notice of Buffalo.
So how can you take advantage of this hiring boom and level up your career? One increasingly popular option is to enroll in a skills-based bootcamp. Bootcamps in the Cleveland area, specializing in fields like coding, cybersecurity and data analytics offer an opportunity to learn critical skills quickly and network and learn from local and international industry experts. Bootcamp participants in Cleveland can look forward to exciting internship and job opportunities and opening up a new world of career opportunities in just a few months or less.
The job outlook for bootcamp participants in Cleveland is great and only expected to scale alongside the city. Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 250 company, is one of the largest corporations in Cleveland and a global leader in motion and control technologies. Due to its widespread market penetration across mobile, industrial and aerospace markets, the company has seen year-over-year growth into 2022 and is hiring, offering a number of career paths in engineering, operations management, information technology and more. Another growing industry in the Cleveland area is biotechnology and life sciences, primarily driven by the groundbreaking work of the Cleveland Clinic. Home to the largest concentration of life sciences organizations, some firms that call the area home include Akron Biotech and Athersys. IBM is also expanding into the region, with the announcement that the Cleveland Clinic will be the first private-sector expansion of the IBM Quantum Computing project. The increasing demand for these types of roles and technologies are sure to see an expansion into open job roles for experts in coding and development and data analytics and scientists.
If startups are more your style, Cleveland offers a multitude and ever-expanding list of opportunities. Formerly most known for its manufacturing sector, the tech and startup scene in Cleveland is “reinventing the city,” according to uncubed.com. This is possible in part due to government support via Jumpstart, a public-private partnership offering funding and mentorship to startups and Ohio’s new Third Frontier program, which will invest $46 million into 100 small companies. Cleveland start-up success stories include OAREX Capital Markets, Heureka Software, DescisionDesk and many more. While it can’t compete with NYC or SF on size, bootcamp participants in Cleveland have numerous choices in combining the “hard skills” they learn in data science, management, or development to their passions in entrepreneurship, education, medicine and more.
Cleveland is known for its high quality of living, combined with lower than average housing costs. We’ve compiled a list of the average salaries for technology jobs in the city from Indeed.com. Roles with growing demand average salaries of more than $100,000/year and might see that reflected in compensation or additional cash bonuses. As a growing metropolitan, some roles command salaries higher than the national average, like IT Security Specialist (28% higher salary than the national average, according to Indeed).
|Career Field||Average Salary|
|IT Security Specialist||$102,227|