Andre VuFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 5,001 Points
Do Fullstack JS Developers have an Advantage over Front End developers in terms of employment opportunities currently?
I'd planned to become an expert in Front End, but is Full Stack more advantageous in the current market? I've seen an influx of full stack JS dev listings on Indeed, I think possibly due to the lack of budget of companies. But both seem viable. Any expert opinions would be greatly appreciated.
stjarnanFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 56,480 Points
Why had you planned to become a front-end expert? Is it because you enjoy it the most? Then I recommend you to go that route. When it comes to the market it definitely depends on location, but in general I'd say that both Techdegrees are great options. You can't go wrong. And I would recommend you to go with what sounds like the most fun for you.
My experience? I finished the FEWD Techdegree, and the back end scared me. I landed a job less than 30 days after finishing the program, and I am now working full-stack depending on the tasks needed to be done on my project. I simply kept learning on the job.
You can't go wrong, just go with what you enjoy working with the most.
I hope this helps you, Jonas
Most full stack devs suck. There's so much to learn on both ends, and by focusing on both you never truly master any one. In truth masters are more in demand and make the most. Not the jack of all trades.
Also the type of companies that hiring full stacks are the types you wouldn't want to work for in the first place.