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Web Developers

Also called: Webmaster, Web Designer, Web Developer

What they do:
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
On the job, you would:
  • Design, build, or maintain web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Perform or direct web site updates.
  • Write, design, or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • JavaScript
Development environment software
  • C
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Microsoft ActiveX

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$62,500
per year, on average
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