Interested in Job Security? Become a Developer (Infographic)
Let us presume for a second that you are in high school or perhaps are advising a younger relative on what they should choose for a career. You should always start with the concept of finding what you are passionate about and you will never work a day in your life”. Correct? However, if they happen to have a talent for math and technology, there really is only one top answer at the moment. Code.
I am not one of the drones that blindly spouts off the mantra “everyone must learn to code” because it is often misunderstood or misused. It’s just that it makes economic sense to fill a need where there is more supply than demand.
The following infographic from Staff.com provides a summary of the national openings and salary averages for developers in the US. We are in slightly better shape locally with averages for Boston area developers being slightly higher. The average salary for a mobile developer in the Boston area is $110,000 as opposed to the $94,000 from the graphic.