Web developers are responsible for turning a website idea into reality by designing the website’s look, feel and functionality and then creating the framework for the site itself, including technical aspects like performance and capacity for speed and traffic.
Web developers’ job duties often include a variety of tasks:
Meet with clients or management to discuss a website’s needs and design
Create and test applications for the website
Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
Work with graphic and other designers to determine the website’s layout
Integrate graphics, audio and video into the website
Monitor website traffic
National Median Salary
*Figure represents national average. To view the average salary in your state visit the bureau of labor statistics.
Entry-level education requirements:
High school diploma/GED, associate degree
Job outlook (2014-24):
Growing much faster than average (27 percent projected growth)*
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