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Twenty years ago, if you asked kids what they wanted to be when they grew up, chances are they’d say a doctor, lawyer, musician, or astronaut.

Fast forward to today, and the responses may also include a famous Instagrammer, fashion blogger, or the next Mark Zuckerberg. A career in tech has become somewhat of ‘rockstar’ status, and underlining them all is one profession in particular: Web Development.

Despite being the fundamental skill behind everything we do online, there is still a significant lack of understanding as to what exactly a web developer is. As such a new disciple, many of the mature web developers are self-taught, which leads to the common misconception is that in order to get into tech, you already have to be tech savvy. Which is not the case.

 

 

As one of the most in-demand jobs right now, there are hundreds of companies looking to hire for this position across the globe. With plenty of opportunities and ways to grow, there are many reasons to consider this career.

So we polled leading web developers to learn some of the benefits of being a web developer.

Here’s what they had to say…

 

1. Unleash your creativity

Not only can you conceptualize and design a site from start to finish, but you also can create something tangible and impactful. For the creative types, web development allows an outlet to let your talent unfold.

 

2. Work from anywhere

Always wanted to start your own tech company, or take on a freelance position? With a good portfolio and a few referrals, you can work from home or part-time, which is a great option for parents or anyone looking to bring in some extra income.


3. Flexibility

The tech sector has a reputation for forgoing the typical 9-to-5 schedules.

As long as you have wifi, you can basically work from anywhere. Plus many companies like Hootsuite and Google are known for their incredible perks, including beer kegs, cafeteria, and nap pods.

All free, all the time.

4. Web developers are in demand

Demand, demand, demand.

Oh, did we mention there’s a lot of demand?

There’s a serious shortage of web developers out there, which is why we guarantee job placement within six months of graduating from our Web Develop Program at RED Academy. Needless to say, as long as you’re skilled, you’re going to find a job ““ often straight from graduation.


5. You’ll never stop learning

Tech is always evolving, so be prepared to roll with the changes. It’s fair to say there is ‘no ceiling’ when it comes to what you can learn and what you can do with it.

 

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