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Tech is a skills-based industry, and that’s part of why it’s so appealing for career-changers—when it comes to tech work (whether it’s web development, web design, UX, or even tech-adjacent fields like digital marketing) if you have the skills to do the job, someone will hire you to do it.
Learning those skills doesn’t require going back to college and racking up tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, either. You can learn enough tech basics to start doing paid freelance work in only a matter of months.
But after you’ve learned the basics, e.g. HTML and CSS, then what? Does learning intermediate skills increase financial opportunities exponentially? And if so, what should your next step be, and how long will it all take??
Table of Contents
- What is React JS
- How Long Does it Take to Learn React JS?
- React Jobs and Salaries
First off, here’s a quick rundown of what React JS is ( you can get an even fuller picture from our Tech 101: What is React JS guide):
3. How Long Does it Take to Learn React?
RECAP: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN REACT JS?
React JS Basics*: A few days
React JS Advanced**: 3-4 months
**Again, can be learned on the job
4. How Much is React Worth? React Jobs and Salaries
To put things in perspective, a search for React developer jobs on Indeed.com as of this writing brings up nearly 14,000 open job listings ranging in salary from $85,000-$130,000 per year. Even at the low end, that’s $10,000 more than Indeed’s current average estimate for general web developer salaries ($73,000 per year).
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