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Top Full-Stack Developer Jobs

Computers now do a great majority of human’s daily mundane tasks. Their form and function, internet capabilities, and now even our smartphones working as mini hand-held computers make shopping, communicating, and accessing limitless information remarkably easy. This daily growth of technology changes the way we live, and the way of the future.

And of course, technology is changing the way many of us work and earn our living. So first, we dove into the world of tech jobs and compiled a list of the most in-demand tech jobs in the US right now.

To no surprise, software development positions were the most common roles to make the list. While some of those roles are specialized, many of them can be done by a full-stack developer. At this stage in the tech world, it’s not enough to just be a frontend developer or a backend developer, especially in entry-level positions

What Is a Full-Stack Developer?

A full-stack developer is a coder who can work on both sides of a website; frontend (client side) and backend (server side). So, a full-stack developer will be able to make changes to the client side of a website, meaning HTML and CSS (effectively, a website’s design), and they’ll be able to make changes to the actual architecture of a website.

Front-end developers create a static website while back-end developers create a dynamic website.

In some definitions, the database side is also its own separate entity from frontend and backend, but database work can also fall under backend.

Choosing a Stack

While both frontend and backend technologies come with their own unique coding languages you can learn, there are pretty of “prepackaged” stacks that you can learn to become a full-stack developer. a few of the most popular stacks are:

  • LAMP stack: JavaScript – Linux – Apache – MySQL – PHP
  • LEMP stack: JavaScript – Linux – Nginx – MySQL – PHP
  • MEAN stack: JavaScript – MongoDB – Express – AngularJS – Node.js
  • Django stack: JavaScript – Python – Django – MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails: JavaScript – Ruby – SQLite – Rails

Why Become a Full-Stack Developer?

Whether it comes to health, education, marketing, security, finance, customer service or design, every industry needs software developers. In the next decade, coding jobs are supposed to increase 25 percent by the end of the decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That’s markedly higher than most professions, and the second highest projected growth projection of all tech jobs. So, the jobs are there, but how do you stick out in a crowded field to get hired? Become a full-stack a developer.

The coding world, like most of the tech world, follows trends. One of the recent trends over the last decade is the demand for full-time developers. No longer do companies want a specialized developer that just works in HTML or CSS and can’t cross over. Companies want their employees to flexible, so if things change quickly their developers can work across the spectrum .

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That’s especially true for entry-level software developers. If you’re marketing to your skills to companies but you have no experience, it’s imperative that you understand several technologies and can work on any stack.

Effectively, becoming a full-stack developer means you will be qualified for more job. It also sets you on the right path if you want your career to grow to the point where you can become a senior developer or architect.

Top Full-Stack Developers Jobs

Because of the versatility of a full stack developer, finding a job is easy because they are what the employers are looking for. Below is the list of the top careers for full stack developers:

Full-Stack Developer

Full stack development, as mentioned above is a combination of front-end and back-end work. Full-stack development is considered to be one of the high-end jobs in the tech industry. For Full Stack Software Developers, the median salary is $91,400/year

Backend Developer

Back-end development is the opposite of front-end development. While front-end development revolves around the user interface, back-end development is concerned with the actual logic behind the application. The median salary of a web designer is $104,500/year.

Frontend Developer

Front-end developers, just like web designing, has extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The difference is that front-end development is not used for designing a website and involves a little bit of back-end. The median salary of a web designer is $96,000/year.

Web Developer

Unlike front-end development, web development is more involved on the back-end side of the website. Web developers are skilled in programming languages like Python, Ruby, PHP, etc. The median salary of a web designer is $75,000/year.

Web Designer

Web Designers create the designs and the look for a website. In order to do this, developers use design tools, HTML, CSS, and slight JavaScript. The median salary of a web designer is $60,000/year.

Based on the list above, the future is bright for full-stack developers. As technology moves forward, the demand for developers will continue to increase. And today, the need for developers is higher than the supply.

How to Become a Full-Stack Developer at Coding Dojo

Sounds promising, doesn’t it? But how can you actually become a full-stack developer. There are several ways, but by far the most efficient is enrolling in a coding bootcamp.

Years ago, Coding Dojo became the first coding bootcamp to offer full-stack learning in just 14 weeks. Today, we remain committed to all of our graduates becoming well-rounded developers upon graduation. By the end of your bootcamp—whether it lasts 14 weeks or 32—you’ll have mastered the MEAN stack and Django stack.

Not only will you become a full-stack developer, you’ll have access to our lifetime career services team. They’ll help you build your resume, find jobs that fit your skills and personality, and help prep for interviews.

Most of our alumni have little to no coding experience prior to boot camp and now work at major tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple. 

All you have to do to follow in their footsteps is apply today.