Job Outlook for Front-End Developers
In today’s digital age, there is high demand for front-end developers at companies large and small. Generally, any organization that has a web presence or produces software products and applications has a need for front-end developers.
Front-end developers create everything you see upon visiting a website. The following is a list of key roles and responsibilities of an entry-level front-end developer:
- Provide website and application maintenance and enhancements
- Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX design prototypes
- Build reusable code and libraries for future use
- Review fellow developers’ code
- Conduct usability testing and Quality Assurance (QA)
Front-End Web Development Career Path
After graduating from NYIAD’s Front-End Web Development course, you’ll have the education and a portfolio of projects that prove you have the skills to take the first step toward an entry-level role. In this digital age, you can pursue opportunities within almost any industry and at companies ranging in size.
Starting out in an entry-level role, you’ll mainly be responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining websites and applications. Front-end developers are vital to the success of the majority of businesses in today’s digital age, so it’s become a lucrative career path. The median salary for web developers is $69,4301.
Front-end developers have immense opportunity for career growth as well. As you progress in your career, you’ll have the ability to learn more advanced programming languages and skills in order to transition into a role as full-stack developer, product developer or SCRUM Master. Another option is to gain skills in graphic design or UI/UX design, as employers seek web developers with a blend of technical and design abilities.
Front-End Development Salary
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 report (the most recent data available), the median front-end developer salary is $69,4301. In addition to a lucrative starting salary, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job opportunities for web developers to grow 13% through 2028.