Looking for a job in “the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City”? Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is not only emerging as a great place to live but also as a booming tech town. Almost 2,000 technology companies have established roots in the city (18 of them on the Fortune 1000 list) and Milwaukee was recently named the number two place to launch a career in the U.S., according to MKE Tech. Subsequently, the region has seen a hiring boom for job roles in fields such as software and web development, data science, marketing and more, as companies scale up their area operations.
Job seekers: curious how you can make yourself stand out to all 2,000 of these corporations? An efficient and cost-effective way to learn critical skills quickly is to enroll in an area skills-based bootcamp!. Courses in the Milwaukee area offer specialized and job-ready education in fields like coding, web development and design and data science, as well as the ability to network with industry experts in the area. Bootcamp participants in Milwaukee can look forward to exciting internship and job opportunities and taking the first step towards a whole new professional journey in just weeks or months.
The job outlook for bootcamp graduates in Milwaukee is excellent and expected to grow in conjunction with industry demand. A number of sector leaders have located their corporate headquarters in Milwaukee including information management tools provider Fiserv, which recently made the list of top 10 U.S. employers for tech job postings. Data science and analytics is a growing field in the area, with Northwestern Mutual, Marquette and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announcing a partnership to establish a $40 million Data Science Institute. In addition to Northwestern Mutual itself, which has a workforce of 1000+ strong in the region, other employers to watch include ecommerce logistics software creator Dematic and FinTech global payment processor FIS.
If startups are more your scene, Milwaukee has got you covered there as well. Nationally recognized accelerator programs and physical incubators provide mentorship, office space and funding to the next generation of high-growth firms. Success stories like data-driven wine subscription program Bright Cellars (1500 percent revenue increase and $2.8 million funding in 2018) and machine performance data provider and blockchain pioneer SteamChain ($2.7 million seed round completed in 2019) credit the thriving community for their accelerated growth. Other firms are heavily invested in cutting-edge technology solutions; IdeaWake is transforming business with its’ idea management software platform and Coinigy is upgrading cryptocurrency portfolio management for the next generation of investors. Bootcamp participants in Milwaukee have numerous choices in combining the “hard skills” they learn in data science, management, or development to their passions in entrepreneurship, automation and more.
Milwaukee offers all types of big city amenities as well as a relative affordability compared to the midwest region and other emerging tech hubs. We’ve compiled a list of the average salaries for technology jobs in the city from Indeed.com. While this list does not encompass all types of tech roles, many job positions across the board are seeing demand rise at a higher rate than supply, leading to starting salaries in the six figure range.
|Career Field||Average Salary|
|Full Stack Developer||$107,972|
|IT Security Specialist||$93,563|
We recommend taking a moment to browse our bootcamps below, keeping in mind the different curriculums offered and your desired program outcomes. Another factor to look into is the type of career assistance offered by each program, which might include mock interviews, resume reviews and networking and mentorship opportunities. We are confident that you will find the perfect match for your scheduling and professional needs.