What Education and Experience is Required to be a Web Developer?
One of the more popular questions I get in my inbox is "how do I become a professional Web designer?" I wish there were some direct path that I could recommend that will end with you having a lucrative career as a Web designer or developer, but the reality is that there isn't any one way to do it. I know Web designers who've been doing design for less than a year and are better designers than I will ever be. I know developers who have Ph.D's who have trouble getting work they enjoy. Most people lie somewhere in between these two extremes, but the fact of the matter is that there is no one required level of experience. The best way to answer the question of how much education and experience do you need is to look at Web designer jobs. That said, the following article has a few suggestions for education and experience that most jobs, while they might not require them, would find valuable.