Why become a Web Developer?
Imagine being passionate about your job, solving complex problems, working on interesting projects, and earning a high salary.
Maybe you are bored at your current job. Maybe you feel stuck with no room to grow, or perhaps you wish you had the option to work remotely or even freelance. If any of these sound like you, it may be time to make a change.
Web developers love solving problems
Web development is a fast-paced, challenging career centered on creative problem-solving and continuous innovation.
As a web developer you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of designers, other developers, and marketers to realize your projects.
Web development was rated in Career Karma's top 25 tech jobs in 2021.
Web developers come from many different backgrounds
While many web developers come from a more analytical or technical background, we have found that anyone can become a web developer if they apply themselves. For example, we have many successful graduates who used to work in marketing, sales, teaching, customer service, finance, architecture, HR, and IT.
A 2021 study by Career Karma found that companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are some of the largest employers of bootcamp graduates—and that they hired up to 120% more bootcamps graduates than they did in 2019!
Web developers are in high demand
Employers struggle to find qualified web developers, and the demand keeps growing. The average developer salary in the United States is $75,773—though that will vary depending on seniority and location.
Web developers are constantly evolving
The technology industry moves quickly, and web developers are constantly learning and advancing in their careers.
There is practically no limit to how much you can improve your skills and progress in your career as a web developer.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, “Employment of web developers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.”
Web developers can work in many types of companies
As a web developer, you have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, or even freelance. You may even be able to work remotely from anywhere in the world.
Web developers are shaping the future
From self-driving cars to the "Internet of Things," developers are changing the way technology and the world works.
Web developers are empowered to make a difference.
"The ability to create amazing products is the number one reason why I love my [new] job. It also helps that I have the freedom to be creative, work with great people..."
Find out if CareerFoundry is for you
Take a free short course or get in touch with our program advisors for a free consultation. Find out:
- How you can go from beginner to a designer or developer with a job you love
- What the tech job market is like in your area and the salary you can expect
- If UX design, UI design, data analytics or web development is the best fit for you based on your background and interests
Don’t worry—you won’t be pressured into making a commitment. The goal is to ensure you make a fully informed decision.
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