WEBSITE DEVELOPERS create web pages for the World Wide Web (WWW), and for Intranets. They are responsible for the day-to-day site design and creation. They may coordinate the work of content authors, graphic artists, and programmers; or do some or all of the work themselves. They develop web pages that can serve any purpose of communication, and contain all types of information, taking into consideration the conventions and etiquette of the Web. Web pages may contain links, special hypertext, or icons, that take the user to related pages or different websites altogether. They test the website to make sure it works properly.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $78,500 average per year ($37.75 per hour)
- A large occupation (243,300 workers in 2010)
- Expected to decline (0.3% per year)
Employers prefer to hire WEB SITE DEVELOPERS with a bachelor's degree in computer science, and may want evidence of actual work experience. A portfolio that demonstrates the applicant's skills is an asset. Knowledge and skills in computer programming, graphic art and design, writing and business administration is essential. Web site developers also should have experience preparing layouts, designing pages, writing copy, and editing.
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