Get your first Job in Tech

Switch to Manual QA and earn a starting salary to be proud of. With soaring demand and remote work options – this is the best first step into tech

Enroll by
July 7
to secure a place in this round
7 weeks
with an average of 6-8 hours per week
For everyone
Who is fluent in English

What is QA?

Software Quality Assurance is a set of activities for ensuring quality in software engineering processes. SQA practices are implemented in most types of software development, regardless of the underlying software development model being used.

Why choose
manual Qa?

No coding


Remote work

Many QA
jobs available

Low stress


Career growth

Great for

Report Card


states in which our graduates work


Average QA salary in US


QA offers accepted by our graduates

20 000+

QA job openings

Part 1:


Say hello

Meet your career advisor and choose a financing option based upon your unique goals. Next class begins on June 27th, so reserve your seat today.

During the

Attend the
LIVE sessions

Meet your instructors three times a week for interactive and informative sessions. You’ll be matched with a one-on-one mentor and have daily homework and practice tasks over the 7 week course.

2-4 weeks after
final quiz

Start internship

Gain real-world experience and build your resume as you begin working in our popular internship academy.

part 2:
a job

6-8 weeks
after kickoff


Finish the program strong by learning crucial technical skills in Software QA Foundations and Web and Mobile Application Testing.

6 weeks after graduation

Job application assistance

Your mentor will enhance your resume, build your Linkedin profile, and prepare you for interview questions. With our insider-knowledge, you’d be a desirable mid-level candidate.

3-5 months after

You’re hired!

Our graduates have an average starting salary of $70-100K per year within months of finishing the program.

Careerists made it work*
*Our clients have found employment after taking Careerist´s courses at the companies listed above. These companies do not in any way endorse, sponsor, approve, support our courses and are not in any way affiliated with

Careerists who
made it in qa

Yuli M.

Thank you so much for your course! You guys are awesome and down to earth. I came in without an IT background, but now I feel oriented and ready to talk about tech and get a job at a tech company.

Omari A.

I'm very happy that I made the decision to learn QA with Careerist. The instructors were extremely supportive, and I feel I'm set to grow in my career as a tester. Although there were long hours of tests, it was a fun challenge. It took 4 months, but I finally landed a job! Careerist was with me every step of the way.

Amanda G.

Careerist provided a fantastic service. I’m currently working full time and progressing in my tech career. I highly recommend both the course and the company. The customer service team always worked very closely with me. Thank you!

Lona P.

This is a wonderful course for learning both theoretical information and important practical skills. This course provides a broad understanding of testing, but you get to do an internship too. They also teach you how to sell yourself and job hunt. I’m really impressed! I can’t believe I finally got a job in tech.

Liu H.

My wife and I did the QA training and it was great! We're both from non-IT backgrounds, and the course was taught in a practical way that was easy for us to understand. The hands-on, immersive experience from day one really helped us. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to get into tech. In 5 months, we both got jobs!

Sara M.

My experience with Careerist has been great. They helped me through the entire process, from when I started taking courses until I got a job as a QA Engineer. For me, the best part was how honest and open they were about the program, which was evident from their free webinar. You can ask any questions along the way.

Flexible tuition
makes it easy

Upfront discount $3,7995,799
  • Upfront payment covers your entire tuition and fees
  • You aren’t required to make any future payment and you don’t have any financial obligation to Careerist
  • Includes Job Application Service (1-2 months)
  • Employment guarantee
QA bundle $6,99912,499
  • Bundle payment covers your entire tuition and fees
  • You aren’t required to make any future payment and you don’t have any financial obligation to Careerist
  • Includes QA Automation, Python and SQL courses
  • Includes Job Application Service (1-2 months)
  • Employment guarantee


1:1 mentorship
Resume & LinkedIn optimization

Polish your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Present your skills and experience so you land the job you want

Proven job search guidance

Our job search orientation – designed by industry experts – will help you navigate your job search effectively

Ongoing mentorship and job search support

Your mentor will guide you until you find a job. Practice mock job interviews and be ready for any question that may come up!

Self-service video practice

Get pre-recorded job interview questions, record your responses, and get feedback from your mentor

Job Application

Our software automates your job applications and our team trains you to become more hireable. With JAS, you will land your target job faster.

1:1 Interview

Learn how to ace job interviews

LinkedIn + Resume

Upgrade your online presence

Automated Job

4X more job applications submitted with JAS

for You

Apply for lucrative jobs you will want to accept

Meet your

Learn from industry insiders with decades of big-tech experience who are ready to help you get hired.

Max Glubochansky
Max Glubochansky

Careerist Co-Founder and QA professional with experience at Apple, Intel, and others

Patrick Siebenthal
Patrick Siebenthal

QA Engineer with 6+ years of experience in mobile & VR applications at Facebook and Intel

Marc Hausle
Marc Hausle

QA professional and team leadership expert with 6+ years of experience at Apple and Google

Iurii Sokolov
Iurii Sokolov

Software Developer and QA Analyst with 8+ years of experience at companies like Google

Alex Khvastovich
Alex Khvastovich

QA Manager with 8+ years of experience working for startups from around the world

Vitaly Erokhin
Vitaly Erokhin

QA Automation Engineer with 12+ years of experience at a variety of tech companies worldwide

Ignacio Britos
Ignacio Britos

QA Engineer/Manager with 14+ years of experience at Intel, McAfee, CambridgeSoft, and more

Hezron Padlan
Hezron Padlan

QA Lead with 12 years of experience working on projects for Google and Bank of America

Lana Levinsohn
Lana Levinsohn

Senior Software Developer with 8+ years of experience in QA and software testing

Olga Chabanova
Olga Chabanova

QA Engineer with extensive experience working for both smaller startups and global tech giants

Maria Carissa Navarrete
Maria Carissa Navarrete

QA lead professional with 14 years of experience working at Cognizant, Xerox, Deltek

Sofiia Tsapchuk
Sofiia Tsapchuk

Over 7 years, Sofiia has worked her way up to Automation Team Lead at a major tech company

7 weeks of

Lesson 1
Software QA Foundations Part I

General career and job market overview.

Quality assurance (QA) and manual testing basics.

Lesson 2–3
Software QA Foundations Part II

Discover and start using industry-specific tools for manual testing. Learn the fundamentals of manual QA testing: types of testing and bugs, Chrome DevTools (Inspector), software development life cycle, bug life cycle, Jira bug-tracking system, user interface testing, client-server architecture, and BrowserStack.

Lesson 4–5
Web Application Testing

Study waterfall, agile, and scrum approaches. Start learning to report bugs in Jira. Learn about test cases. Write test cases based on a product requirements document (PRD). Practice using TestRail. Students will test web applications, write test cases, and do bug reports.

Lesson 6–8
Mobile Application Testing

Look at QA for mobile, in particular iOS and Android. Gain experience with Xcode and Android Studio for manual testing. Learn about app install and uninstall procedures, log files, exceptions/crashes/errors, and screenshots and video recordings for bug reporting. Students will test mobile applications, write test cases, and report bugs in Jira.

Lesson 9–10
Advanced Skills

Utilize Unix and ADB commands. Study Charles Proxy, continuous integration, Jenkins, databases, and SQL. Write simple SQL queries.

Bonus: Introduction to API testing, REST API, learn about the different ways of transporting data, JSON, HTTP Verbs, how to process request and write responses, using headers, and status codes.

Lesson 11–19
Preparing for the Job Market, Recap and Practice

Explore the job market in your area. Prepare your resume and personal story. Create a solid LinkedIn profile. Efficiently and effectively search and apply for positions online by using job websites and LinkedIn. Learn practical job market skills and hacks. Practice interview questions and answers. Review of previous lessons and practice testing.