The Most Resilient Web Development Jobs
The recent Covid-19 global pandemic has dramatically changed the world we live in, both socially and professionally. Our workspaces have also changed: the all too common worklife in buzzing, energetic offices filled with ringing phones and copiers has been replaced by remote working from the comfort of our couch. Netflix is our new background music. Our professional wardrobe suddenly allows for sweatpants and t-shirts, while our new colleagues are our spouses, kids and dogs.
Covid-19 has shaken up the world. But this global pandemic has also given us the space we needed to consider a career change. If, like many others, you have also wondered what it would be like to join the booming tech industry, you are in luck—there has never been a better time to make this career change.
If the thought of having to study four years to earn a computer science or information technology degree was holding you up, you are in luck. More and more people are opting for short-term, intensive programs called coding bootcamps. Like a physical exercise bootcamp, aimed at whipping you into top physical shape fast, coding bootcamps take you from no experience to professional programming in less than a year.
Even better, many of the schools that offer these bootcamps make it possible for anyone to study with flexible class options, including full time and in-person, part-time, online and self-paced alternatives. You can learn coding skills from the comfort of your home and at your convenience.
Many of these schools also offer an array of flexible financing options such as deferred tuition payment and income-sharing agreements. Through these schemes, you can delay paying your tuition costs after you have secured a job as a programmer.
Now that you know how and where to learn your new coding skills, let’s discuss some jobs you may be interested in after finishing your program.
Web development is the process of building high caliber websites. The programming professionals responsible for designing, building and maintaining these websites are called Web Developers.
Front End Development
There are three main types of Web Developers. First, let’s discuss Front End Developers. These tech professionals are tasked with programming the part of a website that the user sees and interacts with. Similar to an interior designer, Front End Developers are responsible for deciding which banners, buttons and functions go on a website and how they serve their purpose within the website environment.
Back End Development
The second main type of Web Developers are called Back End Developers. These are the tech professionals responsible for building the framework of a website. This is done through programming languages like Python, Ruby, Java, and PHP. Back End Developers are tasked with building the buttons and functions that the Front End Developers design.
Full Stack Developers are the third type of Web Developers. These programming professionals do front and back end development. There is never a shortage of demand for these highly skilled Web Developers, as most companies are eager to hire a person that can do the job of two.
Web Development is a booming field, with job growth expected to increase by 13 percent by the year 2028. Web Developers also make a nice living with entry-level positions earning over $50,000. More senior developers can earn over $90,000.