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General Discussion

Igor Gasperec
Igor Gasperec
5,699 Points

Web design, Front End Web Development, or Android. Which one is the best to start to get a job as a developer ?

Hello, I'm interested in enrolling in the Tech degree program on the Treehouse just can't decide which one is the best to start. Can you give me any recommendation where should I start ?

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

According to payscale.com, a median salary for a Mobile Applications Developer (Android) is about $72K, a Front End Developer is $66K, and a Web Designer is about $46K. Of course, these values (and job opportunities) vary with location and skill level, but that might give you a general guideline. Also keep in mind that skills skills in multiple areas may be valued more than any single one.

But also consider that a higher salary for a job you don't enjoy doing is no bargain. If you are strongly drawn to one area, the satisfaction in pursuing it may be worth much more than the initial difference in salary.

Depends on what tickles your fancy. The development field has a high pay rate for any of the aforementioned jobs once you been doing it for a while. You can live a great life with the income that it churns out. The thing is though you have to understand what you like to do. If your just doing it for the money its not going to work. Its plenty of other fields that pay high too for example, Cyber Security, Data Science, and Networking. You have to figure out what you like to do, can you tolerate it and do you want to wake up and do it everyday. Money is just a tool to live in this world. You can get it from anywhere with the right hustle. But doing a job you like to do is the most important. The money will come.

I would say sign up for a free trial or a membership before diving into the TechDegree. Dabble into the Android, Front End, and Web Design tracks and see which one you like or can comprehend. Then you can make a better decision from there.

Igor Gasperec
Igor Gasperec
5,699 Points

Thanks very much for all replies. For me it's not about money, actually at this moment, it's more about time. I'm working full-time, it means I can't afford at this moment invest so much time by coding as I'd like to. That's why I want to make Tech degree make as much project as possible and get a job to be able spend not just 10-15 hours/ week but full-time job + studying.

If would someone told you, that you have to choose which course would you take ?