If you’ve Googled “web development jobs” recently, you’ve undoubtedly realized there are many career paths within the development realm. While all developers are responsible for writing clean code, performing version control, and participating in team meetings and code reviews, specific duties are determined by your specialty. That’s why it’s important to understand the most common web development jobs available to qualified, entry-level professionals as you consider your future. Luckily, we’ve done the leg work for you and explained the three most common web development gigs that could be yours by this time next year.

UI Developer

UI Developers focus on the foreground of websites and web applications, designing highly functional, user-centered interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. UI Developers typically:

  • Design and implement responsive user interfaces for multiple hardware platforms
  • Collaborate with Backend Developers and Designers
  • Conduct thorough testing of user interfaces across a range of programs and platforms to verify functionality
  • Troubleshoot design and usability issues
  • Understand and implement user experience techniques

Backend Developer

Backend Developers are data masters, focusing on application deployment and maintenance. Specifically, they:

  • Integrate user-facing elements developed by a UI Developer with server-side logic
  • Process data
  • Build reusable code repositories for future use
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Monitor and implement security and data protection
  • Design data storage solutions

Full Stack Web Developer

Full Stack Web Developers are highly skilled in both UI development and backend development, and are able to build complete, multitier web applications while developing frontend website architecture. Full Stack Web Developers can expect to do the following on a regular basis:

  • Design user interactions
  • Work with data repositories
  • Create application data storages using databases and file systems
  • Conduct deployment on application servers
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization and responsiveness
  • Collaborate with Designers
  • Develop APIs

How to Land a Web Development Job

Is your interest piqued? Great! Now there’s just the question of HOW to make one of these sought-after web development jobs yours.

While there are many paths into the field, the most effective by far is furthering your education. By enrolling in a robust program like Computer Systems Institute’s (CSI) Networking Career Program, Concentration in Web Development, you can learn UI, backend, and full stack development in just 12 months – even if you have no previous coding experience. This zero-to-career approach will give you the technology skills you need to achieve your professional goals.

In addition to gaining much-needed skills, web development programs will help you build your portfolio – a must when trying to impress potential employers. For development hopefuls who want to gain even more hands-on experience, there are many freelancing opportunities available on sites like Upwork, Fiver, Freelancer.com, Toptal, and Guru.

Many web development programs also prepare you to earn industry certifications. For individuals with limited professional experience, possessing one or more of the following certifications will prove that you do more than talk the talk when it comes to your development abilities:

  • Microsoft Exam: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • Python Institute Exam: PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming
  • The Linux Foundation: OpenJS Node.js Application Developer
  • W3schools: SQL Developer

Set Yourself up for Success

If you have your sights set on a career in UI, backend, and full stack development, then it’s time to invest in your education. To learn more about CSI’s Concentration in Web Development, fill out the form on this page, or contact us directly at 1-888-910-5060 or admissions@csinow.edu.