Hey guys I’m looking of going into doing web development. I noticed the ones I looked at where Associate degrees and I wondered, what’s a good level of education for a Web Developer to get? What did you guys get? So please do share your wonderful insites because I would love to have them.
< Self taught as well. It's worth mentioning that I did take several few web development classes before I got serious with it. But, as many can attest, they are pretty awful. I’m a big proponent of education as long as it makes sense. In the case of web development, I’d recommend a complimentary degree such as marketing or something like server administration type courses.
I’ve taught myself web development to a pretty big degree. I don’t want to waste my time and money on a degree if it’s like “this is what HTML is…” but I also don’t want to be like “don’t worry I may not have a degree but I’m really good!” So what are some good degrees to get that would supplement my knowledge or make me more valuable?
I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but that has nothing to do with my web development skills (self-taught as well).
I guess the value of it (in fact ANY bachelor’s degree) would be for an employer hiring you; it just says that you’re smart enough in general, so to speak.
Not that it guarantees anything, but put it like this: if there’s two guys who apply for the same web development job, one is a high-school dropout and the other one has a bachelor’s degree in economics, the one with the degree has better chances to be invited for an interview. Even though the dropout may actually have better development skills. So in a way, it just makes for some impression.
But it’s not the be-all-end-all. If the dropout writes a better application letter than the bachelor, then THAT might get the dropout a foot in the door.
All in all, the degree is just one of the (many) factors.
I got a degree from the school of doing it myself lol
actually that’s not 100% true, I actually starting in 1998 with a NVQ (UK National Vocational Qualification) in HTML and Web Design – but that was seriously not worth the time really… I did learn how to play Quake though.