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Become A Front End Developer

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Working As A Front End Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Front End Developer Do

A Front-End Developer implements visual elements that users see and interact with in a web application. They provide website maintenance and enhancements.

How To Become A Front End Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Education

Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.

Advancement

Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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54,213 Front End Developer jobs

IBM
Littleton, MA
Front End Software Developer Co-Op

$71,000 Estimated

Nc State University
Raleigh, NC
Front-End Web Developer

$65,947 Estimated

Teksystems
Little Rock, AR
Front-end Web Developer

$80,000 Estimated

Randstad
Oakland, CA
Front-End Web Developer

$78,538 Estimated

Robert Half Technology
Tampa, FL
Front End Web Developer

$62,549 Estimated

First Call Computer Solutions Inc.
Missoula, MT
FRONT END WEB DEVELOPER

$80,000 Estimated

Bank of America
Charlotte, NC
Senior Front End Web Developer

$95,324 Estimated

Firstbank
Lakewood, CO
Front-End Java Developer

$62,424 Estimated

Sep
Pasadena, CA
Sr Javascript / Front End Developer

$91,336 Estimated

Artisan Talent, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Front End Developer / Engineer

$80,040 Estimated

The Boss Group
Collegeville, PA
Front-End Web Developer

$67,302 Estimated

Robert Half Technology
Charlotte, NC
Senior Front-End Developer

$95,324 Estimated

Kelly Services
Chicago, IL
Front End Developer

$80,040 Estimated

Healthpartners
Bloomington, MN
Senior Front End Developer

$105,747 Estimated

Robert Half
Chicago, IL
Front End Developer

$80,040 Estimated

Robert Half
Chicago, IL
Front End Developer

$80,040 Estimated

Leadpages
Park City, UT
Front-End Developer

$65,548 Estimated

Latitude Inc.
Westminster, MD
Wordpress Front End Developer

$78,901 Estimated

Latitude Inc.
Rockville, MD
Senior Front End Developer

$105,747 Estimated

Xylem
Morrisville, NC
Marketing Front-end Developer

$65,947 Estimated

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Real Front End Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Front End Development Manager Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 09, 2015 $290,000
Front End Developer Populus Group LLC Sunnyvale, CA Apr 04, 2016 $171,134
Practice Lead-Front End Development Valtech Solutions Inc. New York, NY Oct 26, 2015 $165,000
Principal Front-End UI Developer Hitachi Global Storage Technologies San Jose, CA Aug 17, 2016 $164,382 -
$178,700
IOS Front End Developer Spotify USA Inc. New York, NY Jul 30, 2015 $160,000
Front End Developer Flexton, Inc. San Bruno, CA Jun 22, 2016 $160,000
Manager, Front End Development Advisor Software, Inc. Walnut Creek, CA Nov 28, 2016 $158,122 -
$175,000
UI Designer and Front End Developer Configuration Management, Inc. Tinton Falls, NJ Jun 06, 2016 $156,525
Front End Developer General Electric Company San Ramon, CA Nov 21, 2016 $150,000
Software Engineer-Front End Web Developer Exabeam, Inc. San Mateo, CA Jun 30, 2016 $150,000
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Top Skills for A Front End Developer

Html/CssWebPagesJavascriptJqueryUserInterfaceFront-EndAjaxHtml/Html5Css/Css3JsonWebApplicationSQLServerXMLAPIAdobePhotoshopMVCGITClientSideValidationWebServicesPHPAngularJS

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Top Front End Developer Skills

  1. Html/Css
  2. Web Pages
  3. Javascript
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Redesigned company website twice using HTML/CSS/Bootstrap/Adobe Photoshop.
  • Analyzed over 750 web pages within a two week period.
  • Performed Client-side validations using JavaScript.
  • Freelance web & graphic designer specializing in design, experience, and front-end development.
  • Used JQuery Ajax for service calls on pages to interact with the server for information.

Top Front End Developer Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Front End Developer

  1. At&T
  2. Accenture
  3. American Society for Clinical Pathology
  4. Capital One
  5. Comcast
  6. Redhaute Clothing
  7. IBM
  8. Walgreens
  9. Jpmorgan Chase
  10. Thinkful.Com
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