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To become a web developer, it is helpful to have some education beyond high school. Many web developers have earned an associate degree in a related field, and others find success with a bachelor's in web development. Taking courses in graphic design might make you more marketable, since may web developers jobs are concerned with the look and design of sites.
Beyond having great computer skills, web developers need to have a love of learning. The field is changing quickly, and web developers have to enjoy and have a commitment to keeping up with changes in the field. Also, they need to have good communication skills so that they can understand exactly what a client is looking for in a web page. Web developers also need to have patience, problem-solving skills and perfectionism to create the best products.
Web development is a field that is growing quickly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the field will grow 13% from 2016-2026, much faster than the general job market.