Do you like working with computers? Enjoy problem-solving?
Not bothered by the thought of staring into a computer screen for long hours?
Perhaps you've learned a bit of coding or are willing to try it?
Yes? Then consider becoming a web developer.
What Do They Do?
Digital media is part of everyone's lives and people rely on the web for their communications, information, shopping, social life, and more.
Web developers create & maintain websites, web-based applications and software according to client requirements and specifications.
Types Of Web Developers
You can choose to specialize in a particular area or dabble in multiple aspects of the role.
Front-End Web Developer
Does Client-side Coding
Creates the look, feel & functionality of a website.
The focus is on enhancing the end-user experience.
Back-End Web Developer
Does Server-side Coding
Creates and maintains websites.
The focus is on maintaining 'behind-the-scenes' application functioning.
Programming languages normally used: Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, MySQL
When you have the skills of both a front-end and back-end developer, you will be called a Full Stack Web Developer. This role requires you to be experienced in using a wide range of programming languages.
How Much Do They Earn?
In Canada, the average salary for a web developer is $65,309 per year
In the USA, the average salary for a web developer is $75,945 per year
What Would A Typical Day Look Like?
As a web developer, you will have the following responsibilities:
Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs and design of a website
Collaborate with a team
Write code using programming languages
Monitor website traffic
Troubleshoot and fix functionality problems
Is This Career Right For You?
Consider this role if you...
Possess good communication skills
Are patient, detail-oriented, and organized
Like working in a structured environment
Want the option of freelancing or working remotely
Don't want to be confined to one industry
This role might not be right for you if you don't want to...
Sit and work for long hours
Stay current with field advancements
Multitask and switch gears between several projects at once
Pick The Future Web Developer
Carol is artistically inclined and freedom of expression is very important to her.
She is self-motivated and enjoys learning new skills.
Jan is careful, quiet, and enjoys paying close attention to detail at work.
She has good communication skills and likes to problem-solve creatively.
Who would be a better fit for the role of a web developer ?