6 Great Reasons to Become a Web Developer in 2019

a group of developers constructing a site

If you asked most people to name the most amazing architectural achievement in human history, you will get answers ranging from the Pyramids to Machu Pichu. In my opinion, the greatest architectural achievement ever constructed by humankind is the internet – and it’s architect are web developers.

The internet requires web developers – to build, construct, and implement on the World Wide Web. In 2019, Web Development is a highly sort out technical skill – and going through the trouble of learning the technical trade comes with a few perks.   Here are some great reasons to become a web developer in 2019

Great incomeA rich nerd flaunts money

Web Development is a lucrative career field. The average salary will vary by location and experience, but according to salary.com, expect to start out around $65,000. According to Ziprecruiter.com, the average annual pay for Freelance Web Developers, in the US, is $71,179.

Job security

Web Developers are highly sorted out in 2019.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Web Development is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Current projections predict a shortage of web developers, nationwide, in the coming years.

Freedom to work where you pleaselady sits outside on a stair case using her laptop

Being a web developer gives you the flexibility to freelance or work as part of an organization. Working with a computer also gives you the option to work at an office or remotely.

Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device.

Anyone can do it

Anyone can become a web developer… I am not saying becoming a web developer is easy, plus there will be times when you want to bang your head on your computer because your code refuses to work the way you want it to – Nevertheless, if you put in the effort, forging a successful career in web development is fairly straightforward.

No Degree Required

Most high paying jobs require a bachelor’s degree. While a computer science degree is attractive to potential employers, it is not needed to become a web developer. Due to the high demand for developers, many employers, including Google, Apple, and IBM, are overlooking the degree requirement and hiring developers with the required skills and experience.

Web Development is Fun

Last but not least, web development is fun. you will find yourself coding for hours and losing track of time. You will enjoy the challenge of trying to solve coding challenges. Best of all, you will love creating apps and websites that work.

If you aspire to be a web developer and are wondering how to get started, check out my article on How I became a web developer in 6 months.

I am a full stack web developer living in Costa Rica. I enjoy creating websites and apps. I am fluent in Spanish, English, and Japanese. My past experience includes 13 years in the US Navy, and 2 years of Social work. My hobbies are watching anime, playing video games, and spending time with my kids. This is my blog where I write about my experience as a web developer.

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