Why a Career in Drupal?
There are tremendous opportunities right now in non-traditional employment, including independent contracting and telecommuting, in growing areas of Information Communications Technologies.
Drupal, an open source content management system (CMS) is one of those ICT fields where companies are encountering enormous demand. There is a huge shortage of qualified Drupal professionals worldwide.
The Drupal CMS is powering millions of websites and applications including high profile sites for the federal government and it is also becoming the platform of choice for tens of thousands of highly interactive, content rich sites such as examiner.com, lifetimetv.com, grammys.com and many Sony music artist sites.
The modular format of the Drupal platform, combined with its ease of use and active developer community continues to inspire wide-scale adoption across a variety of markets that shows no sign of slowing. In fact, it is widely believed within the Drupal Community that it’s growth and adoption is limited primarily by a lack of skilled Drupal professionals that are able to assist government, private and commercial organizations with transition to the platform.
Thousands of jobs requiring Drupal knowledge and training are advertised worldwide, many of which are telecommuting positions both for independent contractors and part-time or full-time employees that can be performed from the geographic location of your choice. People newer to Drupal who contribute to the communty and dedicate themselves to gaining practical experience can expect to become sought after professionals once they buid experience and a reputation in the Drupal Community.
Drupal has grown worldwide because of the quality and continued enhancements made to the software by thousands of dedicated professionals in the Drupal Community who recognize its potential and choose to improve and promote it. It’s growth has been on the wings of inspired small firms and independent contractors rather than through staff software engineers at one or two large companies that have been assigned to the project.
Because of this unique development path, the people who master, develop and promote Drupal have grown into a loyal community, where trust and cooperation continues to grow as they rely on one another to maintain the quality of their software and assist one another on projects large and small. One of the main efforts of the group is to grow the community so that there are more professionals capable of handling the explosive demand for Drupal projects.