Why Web Development is a Great Career Choice For You

Here is why and how to get started

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Did you know the world’s economy experiences immense growth due to the role played by web development each day?

Advertisement, marketing, online shopping, entertainment, education, blogging and so on.
They are some of the enormous reasons every company out there gets a website.

Hey friend! Yes, you reading this article!
Would you scroll through the content on Instagram or Facebook or YouTube or even medium, as you are right now without web development?

Probably not!

So with the high demand of websites and the rise of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), web development is not leaving any time soon .

That’s not all! Wait till you see the average salary per year!

The secret to earning is learning

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For you to earn, figuring out the web development field you want to focus on is vital.
This will give you insightful facts describing web development, its fields, and effective learning resources you need to further your learning journey.

Here are its fields:

1. Front end development

This involves the development of the user interface (UI) of a website.
The UI is the part of the website the users can see, navigate through and interact with the website. This is built for the website to look dazzling and to provide a fulfilling user experience for the users.

We, humans, love things that are gorgeous and visually appealing to us.

That’s why in 8 out of 10 people enjoy using a website with a fantastic front end and a crappy back end to using a website with a not-so-good front end and a great back end.

I am not saying front end development is better than back end development, but the users - humans are enthralled by nice user interfaces that give amazing user experiences.

According to indeed.com, the average salary of a front end developer is $108,137 per year in the United States.

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2. Back end development

It is also called server side development. It is concerned with development of the 'behind the scene' functionality of a website.

Most websites if not all, need to have functionalities like databases for storage, cloud functions, authentication and so on, based on the purpose of the website.

For example, if you are building a website like Instagram, you need a storage or database for storing and referring to the users' profile, storing the users' posts, and other statistical reports like how many likes a post has and so on.

Back end development works hand in hand with the front end to deliver the output to the end user.
The tech of back end is the combination of servers, applications and databases.

To get started with backend development, read these

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According to indeed.com, the average salary of a back end developer is $123,971 per year in the United States.

Here is the wild card

You can learn both of them and become a full stack developer.

According to indeed.com, the average salary of a full stack developer is $108,676 per year in the United States.
A full stack developer may be self-employed and freelance for a lot of clients or work for one company.

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Does web development sound like a great career choice for you ?

Final thoughts

You can’t achieve this just by wishing. You’ve got to start now.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

These beautiful words by Mark Twain explain everything better. Building a whole career may seem a little overwhelming but the key is to start little by little and keep going.

Like I said before, you got to know what you want to focus on first.
I hope this was helpful!
Thanks for your time!
Agbejule kehinde favour.




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