Over the last twenty years, technological advancement has been propelling itself onward and upward at an alarming rate. Humanity now stands on entirely different footing when it comes to digitization, than it did thirty years ago. Individuals no longer must choose between their home phone and their internet at any given time – in fact, more and more households are doing away with the landline completely. Rather than monumental, heavy squares of wiring and cable, the modern televisions are paper thin – even curved. The internet is now at humanity’s fingertips, being readily available on mobile phones as well as laptops and desktop computers. Advancement in the digital field has expanded and evolved the ways in which individuals see the world, and interact with it. As such, there is an ongoing supply of jobs in web development that are necessary to continue this revolution, but also to develop into the following one. As current professionals in the industry pass on their lessons to the next generation of technological innovators, individuals looking to enter into the profession are faced with more opportunity than ever – more accessibility to the learning tools required to get into the field, and more career options once they integrate into it.
It only makes sense that, as technology itself advances, so does the opportunity within the field. Specifically, as the industry flows forward, obviously so does the technology that the industry is dependent on. The implementation of technology in the professional environment has resulted in a free-flow of opportunity – no longer are employees required to work the typical 9-5 office-rooted schedule. Individuals are now being given the literal freedom to decide if they wish to commute to work each day, if they want to work from home on their own schedule, or if they want to become a digital nomad and simultaneously work and travel. Web development is among the professional industries that are not only realising the potential of investing in remote hiring, but using it to capitalise on profitability, efficiency, reach, and skillset. The best person for the job is not always the person that can be in the office. Additionally, the stock-standard 9-5 work day is not necessary to ensure competence. In fact, web development comes in at number four on Forbes’ list of the ten best freelance careers.
Since its introduction, the internet has continued to evolve and develop at a pace that was previously unheard of. As the online learning sector allows individuals with interest and skills in the field to expand on their natural skillset (as well as reign new skills), it becomes obvious that professions like web development are being given more access and flexibility to pursue their passions. Similarly, it is critically important for both marketers and web developers to keep up with the latest trends and consumer expectations, as it is these expectations that drive the industry forward and ensure its continued success and relevance. As with any thriving industry, there will always be risks. The difference between web development and other current industries that are prospering is that web development is only emboldened by the direction that the world is moving in – not destabilised. Web development in itself is a testament to what can be achieved when the expectations are exceeded, and consequently built upon, to create a better future.
The reasons why web development is a more sustainable career choice than machine learning vary, from the seemingly endless streams of jobs available to individuals in the web development industry, to what appears to be a simpler skill to master. The pay is extremely respectable, and web development is continuing to prove to be necessary to the continued innovation of technological advancement. Individuals interested in the careers that the web development faction offer are more easily able to access the tools necessary, thanks to web development training being available via online learning portals. It is a testament to the importance of digitization, that the increase of professionals going into the industry is (at the very least) partially thanks to the introduction of web-based learning. As students are able to access their educational content where and when suits them, they are also more easily able to balance all aspects of their lives – and, as a result, are able to forge a path into the web development profession that will leave more of a visible, lasting impact.
Technological advancement has been shooting upward since the days of dial-up and bulky monitors. The current generation has seen the initial introduction to technology, the shaky (but steady) uprising, and now the increasing implementation that is barrelling technological advancement into the realm of human dependence. The digitized era continues to prove itself necessary to the revolution of the current world. As a result, the opportunities to pursue a career in the field responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the era inevitably rise with it. Web development is key to the stability of a future designed from this digitized era. Those that have a hand in shaping that future will not only exceed expectations, but become the expectation for the generation that follows.
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