17 best data science bootcamps for boosting your career

Data science is one of the fastest growing careers today and there aren't enough employees to meet the demand. Whether you’re a recent grad, seasoned IT pro or someone looking to make a career change, these bootcamps will set you on the right path for a career in data science.

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Insight Data Science

Insight offers a 7-week fellowship program that’s meant to prepare Ph.D. graduates with a transition from academia to the professional world. The program offers project-based learning, working directly with industry professionals to help build your network and land you an interview after the course is complete. As a fellowship program, those accepted will attend for free, but requirements to apply include experience with physics, astrophysics, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, engineering, computer science or neuroscience as well as a doctorate degree. The program has only one five-star rating on Switchup, likely due to its niche market, so you may want to do more research to determine if it’s the best fit for your needs.

Switchup rating 5.0
Cost Free for those accepted
Locations Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Seattle and remote programs, with plans to expand in the near future

K2 Data Science

K2 Data Science offers online programs, workshops and webinars in data science and data analytics. Programs include a video-based curriculum combined with assignments, guided projects, one-on-one mentorship and completion of a job-worthy portfolio. They even include career counseling to help you get your resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profile and GitHub portfolio up to date.

Data science programs are rooted in Python, with a focus on data science and machine learning algorithms. Tuition ranges depending on the program you choose, but it starts at around $3,000 and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Switchup rating No ratings
Cost $12,000
Locations Online

Microsoft Research Data Science Summer School

The Microsoft Research Data Science Summer School — or DS3 — runs for eight weeks during the summer. It's an intensive program that is intended for upper-level undergraduates or graduating seniors, with a strong focus on increasing diversity in data science. Attendees get a $5,000 stipend as well as a laptop that they keep at the end of the program. Classes accommodate only eight people, so the acceptance is selective, and it's only open to students who already reside or can make their own accommodations in the New York City area. There is only one review on Switchup for this bootcamp, likely due to its exclusive nature. You may want to do your own digging to make sure it’s the right fit before you apply.

Switchup rating 4.0
Cost Free for those accepted with a $5,000 stipend and a Microsoft-provided laptop that you can keep. You will need to find your own housing in New York City
Locations New York City
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