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Is Web Development a Good Career Choice?

Is Web Development a Good Career Choice?

A web developer is responsible for the design, coding, and layout of a website according to the company’s specifications. Today digital marketing has become an important aspect of the business, so are the websites that play a major role in the online presence of the business. A web developer’s important skills are HTML and CSS. But as technological trends are evolving, so is web development. New technology trends such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things are now making their way in web development also.

Artificial intelligence is seen in action in the form of interactive chatbots, pattern recognition, etc. Artificial Design Intelligence(ADI) consists of tools that automate the basic requirements of putting things on the website. Surely, it is an effective way of building the blocks of a website. Also, when machine learning could be put to web development, it can offer better data, insights, and patterns of the website. Even IoT is predicted to bring advancements in web development, though it has not yet begun. All of these advancements will be seen gradually over the years.     

That being said, professionals and graduates are willing to upskill themselves in web development. So read out the rest of the article to find out why web development certification is important and what are the opportunities it provides. 

Web Development as a Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of web developers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations,” adding that their demand “will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.”

That being said, the top roles that web development offers are briefly described below:

  • Full-stack Developer

A full-stack developer is responsible for creating both the front-end and back-end of a website or web applications. The core skills of a full stack developer are Javascript, CSS, and HTML. Along with that, the popular Java frameworks such as Angular JS and React and databases like MySQL, Oracle, and MongoDB.

According to payscale, the average salary of a full-stack software developer in India is  ₹593,215/ year.

  • Front-end Developer

The front-end developers are those professionals who work with the visual layout of the website design. It comprises both User Interface(UI) and User Experience(UX) aspects. Also, they work in collaboration with graphic designers and back-end developers so that the strategies align with each other.

According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a front-end developer is ₹500,000/ year.

  • Back-end Developer

The back-end developers are responsible for granting the requests and other access made by the front-end components. It’s actually the backend aspects that make the front end function. The programming languages used mainly for back-end applications are  PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, and frameworks such as Django, Flask, phoenix, etc.

According to Glassdoor, the average base pay for a back-end developer is ₹700,000/ year.

  • UI/UX Designers

The UI/UX designers are responsible for researching the experiences of the users; thereafter they help to use that feedback in creating a sophisticated user experience. They are responsible for both the visual layout (user interface) and other functionalities which result in an amazing user experience. The skills required for UI/UX design are Adobe illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Sketch, InVision, etc.

According to payscale, the average user experience designer salary in India is ₹650,139/ year.

  • Web Developer

The web developers are highly skilled in providing the best user experience as well as the visual layout of the website. Their skills include the standard design languages such as HTML, CSS, and server-side languages such as javascript, PHP, python, ruby, ASP.

According to Glassdoor, the average base pay of web developers is ₹360,000 / yr.

How to start a career in Web Development?

If you are wondering about a career in web development, follow these steps to start your career in it:

  • Familiarize yourself with programming and scripting languages

Every career starts with learning all the essential skills that form the core of your work. So for web development, scripting languages and programming languages play an important role in designing the website. So for a front-end developer, all they have to do is design the visual layout and components of the website, which a user observes. The languages mainly used for that are HTML and CSS. for the back-end aspect/server-side of the website, the languages used commonly are python, PHP, Javascript and its frameworks, Ruby, Ruby on rails. All of these skills are used to make a website function as a whole.

  • Related skills

Apart from the core languages that make the website function, these are other aspects associated with the website development. Some of them are javascript frameworks such as Angular.js, React.js, MongoDB, etc. Some of the database languages such as SQL, MySQL also form an important part. The version control systems such as Git and Github are definitely not to be missed. The other aspects include WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, mobile website designing, etc.

  • Take up a course

All of the above-mentioned skills clearly form a significant part of the web development process. You can learn all of them from different resources according to your career priorities. There is a drawback in this process as learning all of them separately may cause ambiguity and higher costs. Also, you might need to travel to specific locations to learn them effectively. This may become inconvenient for those professionals and students who cannot afford to shift their places because of their commitments. So why not take up an online course? It is one of the best possible ways to learn from your place itself. It also removes the drawback of learning separately as you will get all the skills and requirements combined in a single course. Not only that, but you can also get the option of lifelong access to courses and guidelines from industry experts. The key is to research the best possible course as per your career requirements and immediately start learning it.

  • Take up projects and work opportunities

The next step after learning the skills is to put them into use. Make your portfolio of your creation and start pitching for projects. Various job portals and freelancing websites offer attractive job opportunities. The best is to take up the opportunities and monetize your skills. You can even participate in coding camps or bootcamps that allow you to experiment with your skills and showcase them.

Wrap Up

So those were the steps in starting your career as a web developer. The interesting thing is that even the top companies mostly look for these professionals to grow their website and digital presence. Some of the top organizations that look for them are google, tata consultancy services, Adobe, Accenture, etc. if you have a keen interest or you are looking to switch your job in web development, you should definitely take up this path.

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