Okay, so there is a bit of a wall of text incoming.
To start, I’ve been working in IT for the last six years, first as a PC Tech and now as a NOC engineer. Before landing my first job in IT I graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Systems Administration.
About two years ago I decided I needed a BS degree if I was going to be able to transition from a NOC Engineer to a Software Engineer. I’ve been enrolled in an online BS degree program ever since and will be graduating in December.
Four months ago I decided I wasn’t really learning enough in my degree program to actually become a web developer (there is only one web related course in the curriculum) so I decided to enroll in a ruby on rails full-stack boot-camp. Going through the boot-camp while going school and working was tough, but I almost literally ate, slept, worked and coded and made it through. After boot-camp graduation in March, I was disappointed by how few places in the LA area were looking for Rails developers, (something I should I looked much deeper into before committing to the program) but applied to all the jobs I could find anyway.
Recently I started learning React, as that seems to be the most popular framework and the one that has the most open positions in the LA area. It’s been really hard to learn, but I’m pushing through. I can make super simple apps like a task manager, but nothing like what I can do with Rails or Django.
Should I just stop applying for jobs and wait until I graduate with my BS?
Honestly, I’m so lost right now. F. I just want a job doing software development.