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How to become a Web Developer

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.

What skills help Web Developers find jobs?

  • Web Development
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • .NET
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • AJAX
  • MySQL
  • Angular

Career progression for Web Developer

Education levels for Web Developers

0%7%8%10%74%Doctoral DegreeAssociate's DegreeMaster's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GEDBachelor's Degree

Based on the requirements of Web 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 experience55k62k68k75k82kAnnual salary in USD

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

Common qualifications for Web Developers

  • CompTIA Security+
  • MCSD
  • IAT
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • IAM Level II
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner
  • ITIL Certification
  • GCED
  • Driver's License
  • SSCP
  • CompTIA Network+
  • GSEC
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Web Developer

What qualities are most important in a web developer?

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.

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What are the job prospects for web developers?

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.

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