Top 5 Reasons To Become A Web Developer

1. It’s one of the top 10 best-paying tech jobs


As a developer, you can earn up to £60,000 in the UK a year and $120,000 in the US. Earnings are amongst the highest in the tech sector whether you’re just starting out or if you’re an experienced programmer.

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2. There’s always room for growth and creativity


Tech is a great field for creative people. As much as coding requires attention to detail, coming up with new solutions to problems is a daily task when you’re working as a developer. Add to this the continuous on-the-job learning and you can be sure that no day at work will be the same.

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3. Web developers are highly sought after


According to data from the leading job site, developers are currently in the top ten hardest to fill tech jobs. With the future of mobile still looking bright, there is no sign of slowing down.

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4. You’ll be part of a strong community


As a developer, you’ll never walk alone! Developers like to share ideas and best practices, to get feedback from their peers and to learn the latest hacks. You’ll always be part of a strong community of like-minded people who will support you.

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5. You get to learn hands on


Everyone can become a developer! Great resources are available on OpenClassrooms to teach yourself how to code. You can even earn a Bachelor-level diploma and get a qualification to develop your portfolio. You’ll graduate in only 12 months by completing hands-on projects with a mentor.

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  1. Openclassroom helped me get basic knowledge in web dev. I love how your lessons are drawn. I would love to learn more from you guys. Am Amos from Kenya, Electrical engineering student but very passionate about programming.

    1. That’s so great! How far along are you in your web development studies? Are you planning on using it in your future career?

  2. I long to enroll for a degree in Web Development at OpenClassrooms, my number one online learning platform. You guys should accept Mpesa payments. I don’t have another means of payment.

    1. If you’re looking at building websites, JavaScript will be more useful for you. If you’re wanting to create something more dynamic, you should look into studying a Front-End Wed Development program, which will give you everything you need create beautiful and functional interfaces for all kinds of websites.

    1. OpenClassrooms is centered around two things: mentoring and project-based learning.
      Weekly one-on-one sessions with your personal mentor and projects based on real life situations you could find in the workplace mean you learn very much in a hands on way, all while being guided by an expert.

      If you have any questions, I can help you out – just ask!

    1. Hello Derrick,

      That is really a question that you will have to answer yourself based on your goals for your career. To help you make the decision, don’t hesitate to reach out to a student advisor at You can also check out the following blog posts that may shed some light on the subject for you:

      Why become an IOS developer
      6 Reasons to become a mobile developer
      Why Become an Android Developer
      Should I become a Full Stack Developer

  3. I worked in retail sales, accounting,financial-Aid and then went to bookkeeping for an oil company and then went to the field (pumper (oilwell-lease operator, pipelines, gauges and operations supervisor) I’m now caregiver for a family member and need a way to make money from home in my spare time. This seems like a good move and very interesting on top of that. Would this be a safe assumption on my part or no?

    1. Hi Melinda! Your story is fascinating! In our opinion, YES. OpenClassrooms will help you acquire the skills and competencies you need to find employment and thrive in your future role. We teach toward jobs that are high in demand – many of which can be pursued freelance and remotely. Here is the email for our student advisors who can help orient you towards the right Career Path for you:

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