Coding

Coding lets us create software, apps and websites using code, a set of instructions that tells a computer what to do. Like the instructions that come with a new video game, code is often written in multiple languages, called programming languages. If you love figuring out how things work, try coding!

What is Coding?

Companies rely on coders to build their products and websites. Coding is a highly specialized skill that tends to pay high wages. The typical coder with a bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience makes about $89,233 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

A college degree is encouraged but not required. You might hear coders referred to as developers, programmers, or engineers. The term used depends on the job. Coders might work as front-end developers: building and editing the parts of apps and websites that users interact with. Or they might specialize in back-end development: managing how a database communicates with a browser, and making updates to improve a site’s performance. Some coders are full-stack developers, meaning they handle both front and back-end development.

 

To be successful, coders need to understand multiple programming languages. They also need to be able to switch between noticing tiny details and thinking about the big picture. Some jobs in coding require a very logical, orderly approach, while others call for creativity and a lot of imagination.

 

See below for different kinds of coding jobs you could pursue.

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Full-Stack Web Developers

Education Requirements
A bachelor's degree or code school certification is typically required for these jobs. Full-Stack Web Developers work in both the front and back end of development.

Average Salary
Full-Stack Web Developers in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area make a median salary of around $82,000, according to Glassdoor.


They create and improve features on a website, debug code, and maintain a working knowledge of languages such as HTML/CSS and Java or .NET.

Front End Developers

Education Requirements
A bachelor's degree or code school certification is typically required for these jobs. Full-Stack Web Developers work in both the front and back end of development.

Average Salary
With a bachelor's degree or code school certification had a median salary of around $61,000 in the Omaha area, according to Glassdoor.


Front-end developers focus on the user-facing aspects of development. They build apps and websites, implement web designs, and execute their employer or client's digital vision.

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Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

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