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General Discussion

Joe Code
Joe Code
6,792 Points

Best Jobs while learning web development?

Like many of you, I am looking to become a web developer. I have more of an interest in front end developing and maybe some html5 mobile app development.

I am good with HTML/CSS and basic Javascript but I know i have much more to learn. I am also in the real world with student loans, apartment bills, insurance etc.

I am wandering what would be the best job to have while learning over the next year?

Some Ideas I have:

-Marketing -IT Help Desk -Customer Service in a Saas/software/development company

{Preferably something that will compliment learning web development, and pick up a few extra skills}

I am currently an account executive (sales) for an information management company focused on document scanning. And I have a bachelor degree in communications.

The most valued answers will be from people who were in my shoes not too long ago!

2 Answers

Being a freelancer you will be able to decide jobs suitable to you, plus you can use what you learn here.

Are there any freelance resources you can share? How do you decide how much to charge the client, etc?

Rafi Chaudhury
Rafi Chaudhury
4,445 Points

I work at a small company that's currently in the process of rebuilding its software application. It complements my learning on Treehouse well, but here's the thing. In real life, part of the challenge you'll face as a future web dev won't be technical issues, but rather learning to work with a team of people with different skill backgrounds and put it all together and make sure the project can be done on time. Your current job sounds like it's already complementing your online learning by teaching you project coordination skills.