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How to become a Python Developer

You'll need a combination of education, research and experience to become a python developer. These should be among your goals:

  1. Earn a bachelor's degree in computer science, information management systems or a related field.
  2. Master web frameworks, such as Django, HTML and CSS and learn the Python programming language.
  3. Acquire relevant work experience in coding and web developing. For this position, employers value experience more than the degree. Many python developers are self-taught.

What skills help Python Developers find jobs?

  • Django
  • Python
  • AWS
  • Go
  • APIs
  • JavaScript
  • Databases
  • Git
  • PostgreSQL
  • REST
  • MySQL
  • NoSQL

Career progression for Python Developer

Education levels for Python Developers

1%2%4%20%73%Associate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GEDDoctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeBachelor's Degree

Based on the requirements of Python Developer job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience100k110k110k110k110kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Python Developer in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Python Developers

  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • GSLC
  • SANS GIAC
  • CAP
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner
  • RHCSA
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • CISM
  • RHCE
  • CISSP
  • CEH
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What is the career outlook for python developers?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected 21% growth in employment for software developers from 2018 to 2028 and 13% job growth in the category of web developers from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than average for all occupations.

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What skills and qualifications are required to work as a python developer?

Python developers should posses the following skills and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Python web frameworks and event-driven programming in Python
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools
  • Security background or basic 101 type understanding
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills
  • Basic knowledge of front-end technologies, such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3
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How long does it take to become a Python developer?

It can take six to eight weeks for an average programmer to learn the basics of the Python language. If you complete a bachelor's degree, it will take you four years, plus perhaps a year or two of job experience in enterprise language or a related area.

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