If your current job brings you neither happiness nor competitive salary, think about trying yourself in the Internet Technologies (IT). Choosing a career in this field is a good option these days. You get an interesting stable well-paid job and opportunities for self-growth. So, if you feel that IT might become your story, you need to find a starting point. And web development using JavaScript (JS) programming language can be it. 
 
Quality assurance has been a popular jumping-off point for entering the IT field during the last few years. JS software development is also a suitable candidate for becoming a new departure for people deciding to commit themselves to creating computer applications. Check out the arguments for below.  
 

· JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the world.

 
JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language on the planet for the sixth year in a row according to an annual survey conducted by a well-known online community for programmers Stack Overflow. Besides, a platform specializing in web technology surveys, Web3Techs states that programmers used JavaScript for creating 95% of all websites.
 
One of the reasons for such high demand is that this language can fulfill a large number of various tasks, starting from coding a website’s layout ending with building complex single-page applications. As a consequence, JS developers are highly sought-after at every step in their career.
 
 

· There are plenty of resources for self-education at your hand.

 
The growth of IT resulted in the emergence of multiple Internet platforms allowing developers to learn and share their knowledge with each other. Communities like Freecodecamp, Github, Blockly, to name a few, have become sort of online universities for software developers. They collaborate and solve coding problems together, develop new skills, and even discover job opportunities. These platforms can be of great use not only for programmers specializing in the web but also for mobile, cloud computing, application development specialists, etc.
 
 

· You don't need to have vast experience in back-end.

 
 
These days all software engineers can be commonly divided into two types: back-end and front-end. Those who fall within the first one, specialize in server-side technologies. The second ones take care of the user interface (UI). JavaScript is mostly used for designing UI, so it’s first of all regarded as the language of front-end developers.
 
Do you need to have extensive knowledge of back-end to be able to work in web development? The answer is not necessarily. The variety of UI/UX practices and business requirements results in the need for more time on creating the client side of the user interface. This peculiarity ensures high demand for front-end specialists in the market. Moreover, even if you realize that coding is not in your wheelhouse, you can succeed as a UX/UI specialist or an expert in one of the HTML5 UI frameworks.
 

· You can choose between freelance and working for a company.

 
 
You can get down to work right off the bat after training. Even being inexperienced you are capable enough of becoming a freelance JS developer. Creating uncomplicated websites and apps won’t be an impossible task for you. 
 
If you are not ready to set yourself free in the desert yet, try working for a company as a junior developer. Specialists without practical experience are sought-after by rapidly growing software development companies. On the one hand, you can't count on a high salary in this case, but on the other, you get the opportunity of gaining experience and moving up the IT ladder.
 

· You can rely on UI libraries and frameworks.

 
 
There are various tools which greatly facilitate software engineers' work, e.g., UI libraries with ready-to-use components. They can be particularly useful for those who are new to IT. Having this coding knowledge-base at hand allows speeding up the web development process. You don't have to start everything from scratch. 
 
The components from JS libraries are ready-made pieces of code written by experienced software engineers and thoroughly tested by QA specialists. Digital solutions built with the help of such libraries and frameworks impress by their diversity. You can quickly and easily design different kinds of websites and web apps with various JavaScript widgets, informational dashboards, data tables, and data visualization tools. It's only left for a young JS developer to organize these elements logically.  
 
At the same time, you shouldn't regard working with ready-to-use components as an entirely monotonous activity. There is still enough room for creativity. You can customize the existing elements via such tools as Skin Builder. 
 

Bottom line

 
 
If you've decided to completely change your life and start a career in the IT field, you should definitely draw your attention to JavaScript web development. JS programming language is the most demanded in the market. Fast-growing companies are ready to welcome on board JS specialists without practical experience. Besides, after completing the training, you can freelance by creating simple websites and apps. 
 
Multiple programming communities can facilitate your professional growth. Frameworks and ready-to-use elements of JS libraries alleviate and accelerate your work.
 
JS is also very flexible and suits for fulfilling lots of tasks. That is why JS specialists are always in demand. By choosing this programming language, you insure yourself against constant changes in the labor market.

Author's Bio: 

Helena Bogdanova is a Tech Journalist with Webix. She writes about mobile applications, healthcare software, web development, artificial intelligence, business, career, and more. You can contact Helena via ebogdanova@xbsoftware.by.