What Kind of Jobs Can I Find?

  • In-House Developer
    Depending on the size of the company, you may find yourself working alone or as a member of a full development team in-house at a company. These companies use websites and apps to promote and sell their products or services.
  • Freelance Developer
    You can begin your own small business developing websites.
  • Web Studio Developer
    These are small companies that can range in size and usually include designers, developers and other industry experts devoted to creating websites for clients.
  • Tech Company Developer
    These companies work on creating and supporting tech products, like apps and new technologies. There is less of an emphasis on client-work and website builds, and you can expect to work with a large team of industry experts. Tech startups are in this category, though those might be on a smaller scale.

Average Web Developer Salary in Seattle, WA

  • $91,418 per year
    Salary estimated from 419 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: February 27, 2017
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Predicted Number of New Web Developer Jobs in Washington State Annually by 2027
$103,000
Average Salary for Web Developers in Washington State
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Web Developer Job Postings in Seattle Area
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Job Growth Predicted for Web Developers Annually between 2017 and 2027

Web Development Skills are In Demand

Building websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is an essential skill. Virtually every industry, from design to journalism to marketing, now requires professionals to work closely with technical teams. The skills you learn in this class will allow you to make edits and updates to your website and communicate more effectively with technical stakeholders, giving you a competitive advantage.

Our graduates are working in web development and web product-related jobs at large companies including Amazon.com and Gallup, buzzworthy startups including StackPoint Cloud and PicoBrew, and many other organizations large and small.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 27 percent of employment growth for web developers by 2024. During that period, about 39,500 new jobs will need to be filled.

Get Out and Network

Start talking to other people in the industry and making connections. Come to a Seattle University Web Developers Meetup. Don’t feel like you need to wait until you’re a full-fledged web developer to start talking to other developers. This Meetup is open to everyone, whether or not you've ever taken courses at Seattle U.

We host monthly talks from industry professionals that are targeted at all levels of a web developer. These monthly events provide valuable opportunities for students to network with working web professionals, meet others who are working on a career change and grow their knowledge and skills.

Build Your Portfolio and Prepare for the Interview

A strong portfolio is the easiest way to demonstrate your skills and value as a web developer.

All of the programs at NCS focus on building your portfolio while you are finishing the certificate. The Web Development Certificate requires students to build professional web development portfolios that can be used in the job hunt, and by the time they are finished students have over 30 projects to choose from to include in their portfolios.

Students also engage with instructors and professionals to practice phone interviews, in-person interviews, and whiteboard interviews. These are often difficult parts of the career change process, but the staff and faculty in the Web Development Certificate and the Seattle University Career Engagement Office are there to help students make it past these hurdles.