How difficult is it to be successful at web design & development?
I’m a middle school teacher who would like to make a career change. I’m very attracted to web design & development, but have heard that the market is now flooded with web designers. I also read that they don’t make much money. How difficult is it to get a job in this field and how much money can you make? What kind of education would I need? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!
It is not difficult to get a job in the web development industry since there are more job than people to fill them!
You can make anywhere from $30000 to $100000 to even millions if you make your own profitable sites. Just go to monster and search "Web".
A BS degree in Computer Science or a similar aspect like web design/development would be useful for getting a job.
NCSA gives certifications and training programs that will certainly help: http://www.ncsacademy.com/?ref=3043
To learn web programming languages:
As for design… that’s the hard one. It takes a lot of artistic skill to design a web page. Courses and classes will help, but an inner click is the best. Look around on Amazon for more books on design: