Front-End Web Developer: One of Today’s Hottest Jobs
March 15, 2019 | edX team
Build and enhance critical professional skills in one of the best technology jobs with W3C’s Professional Certificate program.
The Web is everywhere: from your favorite connected device (mobile phone, pad, etc.) to your future connected car and home. The Web is also changing the landscape in healthcare, financial and government services, as well as commerce, arts and education.
As such, the Web design and development industry is an attractive growing professional career path. With so many companies and organizations depending on their online presence these days, the people who design, develop, and manage Web sites are in high demand – a trend that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Job opportunities available, everywhere
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Web developers in the US is projected to grow 27% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. And, this trend can also be seen in other parts of the world. For example, I work in Sophia Antipolis, the “French Riviera’s Silicon Valley”, where a vast amount of companies are looking for candidates with Web design and development expertise.
So, whether you are just starting your professional life or embarking on a new chapter, career prospects are endless in this industry and include: Front-End Developer, Web App Developer, Web Designer, Web Integrator and Web Content Strategist, just to name a few. These are the hottest jobs around. And, the average salary for front-end Web developers in the US is $108,874.
Learn directly from the organization making the Web!
W3C is also making the Web better – for everyone. W3C produces guidelines to help broaden the audience and improve the user experience for all users, no matter their culture, language or disabilities. Everyone should have access to the Web.
Today, fewer than one third of current Web users speak English as their native language and that proportion will only continue to decrease as the Web reaches more and more communities of limited English proficiency. Similarly, Web accessibility is increasingly important to many organizations and governments from around the world, and has many business benefits, as it benefits those with and without disabilities.
All of these guidelines and more are provided in our Professional Certificate program to help you not only learn how to code right but also be part of a Web community, which builds a Web we all want and can use.
Master Web skills and unleash your creativity
The goal of the W3C’s Front-End Web Developer Professional Certificate program is to empower Web developers to author better Web sites, apps and games. You will learn how to use all client-side Web development techniques to create and innovate on the Web. Even artists are using the Web to express their creativity!
Last March, W3Cx ran a couple of #webdev contests. Using Web technologies only, and building on the examples that are shown in W3Cx courses, participants were asked to develop either a 2D shmup (Shoot ’em up) game or an application proposing a real-time 2D or 3D music visualization.
We happily found out that the contests winners did not have a Web programming background per se, but were using Web technologies to passionately showcase and illustrate their hobbies. The winners worked in professions such as a mathematician, electrician, creative director and musician!
Advance your career
In fast moving industries such as Web development, staying on top of the curve as a great Web developer means that you should never stop learning. Employers are always looking for developers to be up to speed on the latest and greatest technologies.
The W3C Front-End Web Developer professional certificate program gives you up-to-date, essential skills to start or advance your career. Hear from our previous learners and learn how they found career success with our courses.
Enroll today to become a professional Front-End Web developer.