There are currently more than 2.5 billion global Internet users, and that number continues to grow. Such a large audience has created tremendous opportunities for businesses and organizations, who have an ever-increasing need for professional Web designers and developers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment of Web designers and developers will grow 22 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Today’s companies are seeking professionals with the education and training to produce effective Web sites that can attract their online customers. Designers and developers work within a variety of settings to gather information, program content and design sites that are effective and user friendly.
Wages are good, too. While entry-level salaries typically are lower, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates average annual wages were $66,100 for Web Developers in 2012 with plenty of potential for growth. In addition, the market is especially agreeable to freelancers. Wages will vary by salary, location and experience.
Statistics Source: U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-internet-users-worldwide-billion.html
(Wages vary by location, employer and experience)