Web Design

A web design and internet specialist is a professional who truly understands how to build effective and meaningful websites. In many instances a website is the first glimpse that a potential customer sees of a company and it is a web design and internet specialist’s job to ensure that their client’s website conveys their company in the best possible manner. According to the website www.ehow.com a web design and internet specialist must have a few specific skills in order to succeed in this profession. First it is essential to be a great communicator. Second the specialist must know several computer languages designed to help with the creation of websites. Third knowledge of how to design webpages with a good mix of headlines text and graphics is essential. Web design and internet specialists may be involved in the development of a website from the very beginning or they may come into the picture after the website is already developed. Regardless it is their duty to ensure that their client’s website is in line with what the client desires. Part of a web design and internet specialist’s job is to make updates and upgrades to their client’s websites ensure that the website is compatible with most (or all) web browsers and work to increase the rankings of their client’s websites on search engines. According to the website careers.stateuniversity.com web design and internet specialists typically have a minimum of an associate’s degree but some have no formal post-high school education. Some specialists work internally for a specific company or organization but many are self-employed and have several clients. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the salary range for a web design and internet specialist is between $51750 and $80000 per year.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $65875
High Salary: $80000
Low Salary: $51750
Tasks: Has highly developed web design skills.
Creates websites for clients or employers.
Knows HTML and other web development languages.
Collects text, graphics, and all other components, and uses them to create a website.
Also Called: Website Developer
Internet Specialist
Webmaster
Web Designer
Additional Resources: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5899167_job-description-specialist.html
http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/142/Web-Designer.html
http://www1.salary.com/Designer-I-Web-salary.html