How to Start a Career as a Software Developer

By Chevas Balloun

Last Updated: April 22nd 2024

Employees with Software Development Skills are in High Demand.

Learning to code, even the fundamentals, is becoming an essential skill across all jobs and industries.

If you like solving problems, working with technology, and continuous learning—you should take the plunge and learn to code.

You can become a web developer without any prior coding knowledge.

In Nucamp’s beginner course, Web Development Fundamentals, you'll learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

1) What is Hypertext Markup Language? Think of HTML as the building blocks for a web page.

2) What are Cascading Style Sheets? Use CSS to make your web page standout with colors, formatting, and so many more visually appealing options.

3) What is JavaScript? Some say JavaScript is the language of the internet. Use it to make your web page dynamic and interactive.

Build your technical foundation with these three pillars of the internet and advance your career.

And if you like it, then take a deeper dive into our more advanced coding bootcamps.

Your only prerequisite is to know how to use a computer.

It's only a 4-week course, so it's a great way to dip your toe in to see if you'll enjoy coding as a career.

You won't be alone.

You'll have other classmates who are also learning web development.

Plus, a dedicated instructor to guide you to make sure you never feel like you're in over your head.

The support of your peers and instructor will keep you afloat.

The time commitment is 1-3 hours a day of self-paced study on your own schedule.

Then on Saturdays, you'll meet online with your instructor and classmates.

The part-time flexible schedule allows you to learn a new skill without quitting your current job.

And you avoid thousands of dollars of student debt with our affordable tuition of under $500.

Nucamp believes education should be accessible and affordable for everyone.

In today's globalized economy, competition for tech jobs comes not only from local talent but also from any software development company in India.

At Nucamp, we acknowledge this and prepare you to thrive in a highly competitive job market. 

If you're feeling like you're just treading water in your current job, consider making a career change.

Thousands of other Nucamp students already have.

Nucamp graduate, Dan Haas, was a research study coordinator in health care.

He's now a front-end developer designing user interfaces.

"My degree has hardly been useful. All the skills I learned in Nucamp have been relevant. Nucamp introduced me to the technologies I needed to know in order to work with other developers in the real world compared to taking college courses."

Read Dan's full story here.

Nic Addelia was a former high school band director.

He's now a software engineer designing user interfaces and databases.

"Do a Nucamp bootcamp. You can still live your life and pay your bills. Don't disrupt your life by going back to college or a full-time bootcamp."

Read Nic's full story here.

Make a splash in your life with a new fulfilling career in the rapidly growing field of web development.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found the 2020 median pay for web developers was $77,200.

"Employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 17,900 openings for web develoeprs and digital designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade." -The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

These skills are valuable for so many different types of jobs in technology.

They could even possibly help you advance at your current job.

So come on in and ride the technology wave.

The water is fine.


Ready to start your career in tech?

Join Nucamp, the #1 rated coding bootcamp in the US.

Nucamp offers the top-rated and most affordable coding bootcamps.

Learn web development on your schedule, without breaking the bank.

At Nucamp, we know we can help you upskill or make that career shift successfully.

To learn more about how Nucamp can help you achieve your career goals, please schedule a call with a Nucamp advisor.


Chevas Balloun

Director of Marketing & Brand

Chevas has spent over 15 years inventing brands, designing interfaces, and driving engagement for companies like Microsoft. He is a practiced writer, a productivity app inventor, board game designer, and has a builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship.