How to navigate through the deep blue sea of Web Development


Now that you have decided to jump into Web Development through the course to the end of the back. 

ment course with YES, have you looked into what job titles you can score with this certificate under your belt?

The web development industry has always been here, and now these jobs are growing and expanding every year!  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Overall employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 21,800 openings for web developers and digital designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.” (Sep 14, 2022 , Web Developers and Digital Designers – Bureau of Labor Statistics › ooh › web-developers)

So now that you have a feel for how fast this industry is actually growing. Let’s look into the different job titles and salaries for this industry.

There are so many different streams of income in the web development sea. These are just three out of hundreds of positions in the Kansas City area that you can dive into.

 The first stream you could swim down in web development is software development. Becoming a software engineer means designing, developing, and maintaining a company’s computer software. Using creativity and technical skills they apply the principles of software engineering to solve problems for a company. This stream can bring in roughly $50k-$80k per year.

 The second stream in this industry that can be followed is being a developer for 

 specific companies such as Shopify or Amazon. Shopify has positions to be a Shopify developer. In this role, the low end is $40k but the high end can be closer to $130k. In this stream, you will have a specific role to fill, but you still need the basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.  That is covered in the web dev class.

The last stream we are going to cover in this field is being a Python Developer.  A python developer has to be knowledgeable in coding, deploying, designing, and debugging development projects. Usually on the server side, which is what is referred to as the back end. A basic understanding of both front-end technologies is best in this position. If you find yourself upstream here, you could make close to $100k or more a year. 

Looking at these different possibilities upstream in this industry can help you decide where you could be after taking a web development course.  All of these streams are flowing  because someone has learned web development. It is something that can be obtained with hard work, and dedication. Keep Swimming!