Close to 50% of our students have Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Some students have degrees in related fields such as Mathematics, Applied Math, Electronics, Computer Applications.
Not many of them have related work experienced though. And most of those with experience would have 2-10 years gap in employment resulting from visa (no employment authorization) or family situation.
Software QA Testing is a perfect path to explore if you are coming from Computer Science or related background and want to start working in IT field as soon as possible.
There is a very strong demand on the job market for Software QA people coming from that direction. The more challenging the software testing project technically, the less choices companies have hiring testers. They simply cannot settle with candidates not having enough technical skills.
There is also a very special niche on the Software QA job market - Test Automation. Those with coding experience or even educational exposure to programming languages might easily grow to the senior level in test automation within 2-3 years and even much sooner sometimes. We teach all the major test automation tools at Portnov Computer School, where you can learn from the test automation gurus.