JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the world and, alongside HTML and CSS, it’s one of the three essential components of frontend web development. Most modern websites use it and all of the most of the popular web browsers – such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari – support it. 

As a language, JavaScript is most often used to add interactive elements to a site. For example, it can be used for things such as quizzes or polls, clicking or dragging an element from one location to another, animations, and even triggering interactions when someone is typing. 

JavaScript can also be used offline, within PDF documents and desktop widgets. 

Because it’s so widely used and handy for so many different applications, learning JavaScript could be a profitable and rewarding career choice for you. 

Employment outlook

To stay ahead in today’s competitive digital world, companies need a well-designed website that’s easy to use and gives their customers what they need. The ability of JavaScript to work in with other web languages to create interactive experiences, makes it a very desirable language and the job market for programmers with strong practical JavaScript skills is excellent. 

Unfortunately, many traditional educational institutions simply don’t teach it at a useful practical level; they seem to focus on abstract theory, algorithms, and other such topics. But to use JavaScript effectively takes experience. This is why at AMES we focus on getting you ready to write code for the real world. 

Determine your future

The good news is that once you can prove your skills with JavaScript you can get a job at almost any company that has a web team, or even go into business for yourself. It all depends on what you want out of your career. If you want steady employment with regular hours, there are plenty of jobs available. If you want to make your own hours and work from anywhere in the world as a freelancer, that’s possible too. 

Whatever path you choose, jobs for programmers working with JavaScript pay well. Current salary levels are well over median salaries in countries throughout the world. 

JavaScript is here to stay

Programs, languages, and software can change fast, but with JavaScript being one of the three keys to frontend web development, free to use, easy to debug, and with global demand, there’s little likelihood it will be replaced anytime soon. Some people in the industry even think that in the future, everything may be written in JavaScript. We’re not so sure but it definitely is a great tool to have.

Keen to learn more?

Set some time aside and have a look at this great JavaScript tutorial from the team at w3schools.com.
 
At AMES, we’ve got 25 years of experience in providing the very best in IT education and JavaScript is one of the languages we teach in our diploma and degree programmes.

So, if that tutorial has you excited about the near limitless possibilities of JavaScript, you should definitely get in contact