Become a Blockchain Developer

No fluff. No outdated tutorials. No overpriced bootcamp. This Blockchain Developer Career Path is your step-by-step roadmap to go from beginner (at any age!) to getting hired as a Blockchain Developer. You’ll be guided through our curated curriculum of courses, workshops, challenges, and action items to build your skills, portfolio and experience to become a Web3 and Blockchain expert.

Earn on average $157,893 per year

US salary data collected from Indeed, Hired.com, and Web3.career 2024.

2 Months

Average time students take to complete this career path.

Your career path

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Crypto world like: Blockchain, NFTs, DAOs, DApps, IPFS, ICOs, Cryptography, etc.
  • Learn to build decentralized applications like a Senior Blockchain Engineer
  • Learn to build your own blockchain projects, create your own NFTs, and deploy your own smart contracts
  • Learn Solidity from scratch and use it as a programming language to create secure Smart Contracts
  • Go beyond the basics to become a top 10% Blockchain Developer
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Heads Up For Next Course

The next course coming up for you (Complete Web Developer) will only require you to finish part of the course. Only do the sections up to BUT NOT including the React section. Once you get to that React section, you are done with the course!

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What ZTM students are saying

Our courses and community have helped 1,000s of Zero To Mastery students go from zero to getting hired to levelling up their skills and advancing their careers to new heights.

Meet your instructors

Your Career Path instructors aren’t just experts with years of real-world professional experience. They have been in your shoes. They make learning fun. They make complex topics feel simple. They will motivate you. They will push you. And they go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Andrei Neagoie

Andrei Neagoie

Lead Instructor
Adam Odziemkowski

Adam Odziemkowski

Node Instructor
Markus Waas

Markus Waas

Blockchain & Solidity Instructor
Mo Binni

Mo Binni

SQL and Mobile Instructor

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Who is this Blockchain Developer Career Path for?

Anyone who wants a clear step-by-step guide to become a Blockchain Developer from scratch and actually get hired. Oh ya, and you don't want to waste your money on overpriced bootcamps and degrees.

This Blockchain Developer Career Path is perfect for you if:

  • You're a complete beginner (of any age!) and want a full bootcamp curriculum and experience without having to pay $1,000s
  • You don't want to waste your valuable time. You want to learn everything needed to become a Blockchain Developer in one place
  • You want to build real-world, full-scale projects that will push you, challenge you and make your portfolio and resume stand out
  • You don't want to learn and take this journey alone. You will learn alongside 100s of other students at your same level and 1,000s more that are just a few steps ahead of you

And it's definitely for you if you're sick of:

  • Outdated blockchain / web3 / crypto / solidity tutorials
  • Free courses and tutorials that don't go beyond the basics
  • Courses with no community or support system
  • Tutorial hell
  • Feeling like you're going in circles with no clear path or end in sight

The sooner you get hired, the sooner you'll be learning more than you can from any course. That's the goal of this career path.

Why become a Blockchain Developer?

Everyone has their own reason(s) as to why they want to become a Blockchain Developer. But here are a few we can think of:

  1. Be on the cutting edge of technology. The blockchain / crypto / web3 industry is still so new and has so much potential. Almost every major company is exploring ways to incorporate these technologies into their business. This means you'll have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects and literally help build the future.
  2. Advance your career faster. Imagine learning JavaScript, React, Python in the very early days? You would've had a huge advantage over people who are just learning today and had the opportunity to level-up your career faster than you can now (less competition). Becoming a Blockchain Developer today is a similar opportunity.
  3. High demand (and low # of people with the skills) = High salary. The average annual salary for a Blockchain Developer in the United States at time of writing is ~$150,000.
  4. No degree required. It's very possible to get hired as a Blockchain Developer without having any college degree. You also definitely do not need a Computer Science degree.
  5. Work remotely. Many blockchain development jobs (freelance or full-time) are remote. Work from the comfort of your own home, a coffee shop or even while travelling the world. Some roles even allow you to work on your own schedule.

How long does it take to become a Blockchain Developer (and complete this Career Path)?

Everyone is different. So it's hard to give a specific amount of time. The two biggest variables are the number of hours per week you're dedicating to completing the steps in the Career Path and your current experience level.

Don't hold us to it but here's a rough guideline based on feedback we've received from past ZTM students on how long it takes to become a Blockchain Developer:

  1. 20-40 hours a week = 4-6 months. Students who have started from scratch as complete beginners (no matter their age!) and spend a few hours per day.
  2. 40-80 hours a week = 2-3 months. Students who are able to learn basically full-time and/or already have some experience (ex: CS students / Coding Bootcamp grads).
  3. 0-10 hours a week = 7-12+ months. Students from all experience levels but are only able to dedicate a few hours a week.

What’s the ZTM Discord community and how can it help me?

The ZTM Discord is our exclusive online community for ZTM students, alumni, TAs and instructors.

How it helps you, short version: Increase the chances that ZTM students achieve their current goals and help them continue to grow throughout their career.

Longer version: Learning alone is hard. We've all been there. We've all tried to learn new skills and struggled. It can be frustrating, daunting, and just plain challenging, especially if you're trying to change careers.

We feel strongly that the Zero To Mastery Discord community is an essential part of the learning experience and greatly increases the chances for students to achieve their goals.

It's crazy to think that Colleges and Coding Bootcamps charge you tens of thousands of dollars to provide you with this type of experience. It doesn't have to be that way!

In fact, ~20% of ZTM students are also enrolled at a College or in-person Coding Bootcamp but feel like they just aren't getting all of the skills and support they need. But with ZTM, they do.

Within the Zero To Mastery Discord community, you can:

  • Connect with other Developers, Engineers, Data Scientists, Designers
  • Form study groups and complete ZTM Career Paths and Courses together
  • Ask questions and get advice from other people at your same level as well as more experienced professionals
  • Get feedback on projects
  • Meet other students around the world (and likely even someone from your hometown!)
  • Learn how to answer questions and help other students which will accelerate your own learning
  • Get help from others with questions and exercises
  • Work on coding challenges and real-world open-source projects with other students

It’s pretty awesome to see many ZTM alumni also active every single day, continuing to engage with the community, give back, and level up their own skills and career.

Are there any prerequisites for this Career Path?

A computer (Windows/Mac/Linux) and access to the internet. That's it! No previous experience is needed.

If you haven't already, take our tech career path quiz. We'll give you our recommendation for which path is the best fit for you.

How is a Career Path different from a course?

Career Paths are like a full College curriculum. Our Career Paths give you the exact courses, workshops, challenges, articles and actions to take to go from absolute beginner to getting hired.

Career Paths start with ensuring you know the foundations from scratch. But they go far beyond by teaching you advanced topics and non-technical skills that are essential for your career but aren't taught in Computer Science Degrees or Coding Bootcamps.

Courses are more focused. Different courses have different goals. Some courses are a great fit for experienced Developers, Engineers and Programmers who want to level-up their skills in a specific topic or framework. Other courses cover a wider range of topics teaching the foundations and fundamentals for beginners.

Can I change my Career Path?

Yes. You can change your Career Path anytime. As a member of Zero To Mastery, you have unlimited access to all ZTM courses, workshops, challenges, articles and other materials needed to complete any of the ZTM Career Paths.

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