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According to official data from WordPress.org, WordPress is powering more than 24% of the web – from simple websites, blogs, to enterprise websites, and even applications. As a result, it’s easy to understand why learning WordPress is now significantly necessary. Nowadays, one more line of “knowing WordPress” may ensure your resume stand out from the crowd and impress hiring managers. In terms of job promotion, WordPress as a skill may help you to rapidly climb the career ladder as well.
Let’s have a look at some potential job you can do with, or benefit from your mastery of WordPress skills:
As for a content creator, writing skill is obviously on the top of your priority. However, it is likely that learning WordPress will become a plus point to your career path. Now WordPress takes a big step in packaging the visual editor into its interface, so content creators can work within this management system without HTML knowledge. And in some specialized companies, learning WordPress is becoming crucial part of the training process to make sure their “content team” can smoothly work on WordPress back-end.
Moreover, with the explosion of Internet marketing (including SEO, conversion optimization, e-commerce, etc.), the combination of writing and WordPress skill may provide you with huge competitive advantage. It is absolutely true that not just in the realm of journalism, you can always get a better job relating to creating content just by “knowing WordPress”!
As WordPress educator Morten have said:
“If you want to build a career as a web developer specializing in WordPress then you can make a career in a larger organization, agency, or company.”
Keep in mind that WordPress has become the standard for web publishing, so if you have ability and passion, don’t be hesitant to improve your skill and become a WordPress Developer. Moreover, you will have a chance to become a part of the vibrant community of web developer, participating in the annual WordCamp to extend your social circle and get more job opportunities from this network.
From learning WordPress to teaching WordPress – why not? If you have learnt WordPress for long time, acquired enough experience, and love to work with people, being a WordPress Educator is not a bad choice. It is regarded as a difficult but very rewarding career with thousands of opportunities.
WordPress offers users with a variety of plugins that you can make use to optimize your teaching activities, schedule your plan, operate online class and gain profit. On the other hand, if you have worked in marketing before, you can choose to become an expert (or WordPress trainer) in helping clients use WordPress to market their business.
For several years ahead WordPress continues to grow and people with professional WordPress skills will be in demand form employers and clients. However, don’t forget that it’s not something that you can achieve after one night. Take time to learn WordPress, continuously develop your skills, utilize available resources, and keep track of new trends, then a successful WordPress career is waiting for you!