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Can You become a Web developer without a degree?

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You can become a web developer without one.

It's true that a degree means you have a lot more knowledge, but that really doesn't mean that much in the industry.

What really matters is how good you are at what you do.

Degree or not, learning is always a good thing.

There are plenty of opportunities without a degree as well.

In fact, a lot of companies prefer to hire people without degrees because they are more likely to work harder.

You just have to be determined to become one.

Like any profession, the more time you put into developing your skills, the more you will be rewarded.

There are several free, online courses that you can go through at your own pace until you are ready to start looking for a job.

You should never be afraid to look for help and when looking for help, use a variety of resources.

Learn what you can and use your knowledge to help you develop the skills you need to become a great web developer!

I have written a complete 101 guide for you on Become a Web Developer without a degree in 2021

  • Don't give up.
  • Work hard.
  • Learn along the way.

To be successful at anything in life, you have to be passionate about it and you have to love what you do.

So what if you don't have a degree, you need to be persistent and put in the time. You can do it!

Best of luck

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FJones

It's true that a degree means you have a lot more knowledge

I would beg to differ. A degree just confirms that in a well-defined manner. Knowledge can be acquired in any number of ways, formal education is but one of those. Now, one can argue that degrees tend to involve more theory and mathematics than you would normally learn, but a healthy interest in machine linguistics, algorithmics, and formal logic can achieve quite a lot without spending money and time on a degree that - as you correctly note - ultimately holds little weight.

Personally, I do consider degrees in hiring decisions, but I do not expect knowledge or even hard skills based on them. I expect dedication and a certain mode of thinking - both of which are well-suited for studies. If you got a degree, you likely fit into a certain mold that can be useful for me. I will gauge your actual knowledge and skill independently of that, though, and I don't even want every hiree to be a graduate. Creative engineering is the game.