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Web Administrators

Also called: Corporate Webmaster, Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Web Site Manager

What they do:
Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.
On the job, you would:
  • Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
  • Determine sources of web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems.
  • Review or update web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
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

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

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
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software
  • Apache Struts
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
Application server software
  • JBoss Application Server
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$82,340
per year, on average
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