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What do Web Site Developers do?

Web Developers design and create websites and the content for the site. They are responsible for the site’s technical aspects, and for the overall look of the site. Web developers also; write code for the site (HTML), create and debug applications, Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website, Monitor website traffic, determine the website’s layout and what information the site will contain.

What does it take to become a Web Site Developer?

In order to become a Web Site Developer, a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree may be required, depending on the work setting or the type of work. Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and have taken classes in graphic design. Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML, JavaScript, SQL, and Flash. Web developers also need to keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

What is the salary of a Web Site Developer?

According to Robert Half Technology, Web Developers make between $61,250 and $99,250.

Job Outlook

Due to the growing of online purchases through ecommerce sites, employment of web developers is expected to continue to grow.
Online purchasing is expected to grow faster than the overall retail industry, resulting in the demand for web developers to increase.
Web Developers with knowledge of programs such as, Flash and Photoshop, will have the best opportunities.

 

 

Information provided by: bls.gov

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2012