As President Obama acknowledged just last month, the many coding bootcamps that speckle the country are becoming important economic drivers, helping train American workers in the skills they need to fill an ever expanding pool of tech jobs and in a fraction of the time it would take them to pursue four-year degree.

Just who are these daring folks who drop their day jobs in pursuit of a career in tech, and what do they get for the $10,000 price of admission that most of these bootcamps charge?

What’s more, about 94 percent of students actually landed a job within three months of graduating, though Earnest can’t confirm how many of those jobs were actually in tech.

The average coding student owes $29,900 in debt before enrolling in a coding school, almost half of that from student loans.

Beryl sees all this as promising, particularly given the rate at which tech jobs are expected to grow over the next few years.

Still, there are those, like Kristen Titus, founding director of the newly created NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, who say that anyone interested in enrolling in one of these bootcamps should do so with a healthy bit of skepticism.

That’s one reason why the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline was created-to make sure people are getting a quality tech education that will actually lead to a quality job in tech.