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
Web Development Skills are In Demand
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.