Web Developer

The importance of a website and a web presence is becoming more and more important to companies as each day passes. Having and maintaining a high-level website a decade ago was a good idea but it was also optional. Today an easy-to-navigate and a professional website are essential to the success of most businesses. A web developer who is also sometimes called a “website designer” is responsible for developing maintaining fixing enhancing and overseeing one or more websites. Web developers can be employed by a specific company or a web development organization or they can be self-employed. Regardless according to www.buzzle.com a web developer must be adept at using various web development software programs designing the look of a website adding graphics and functionality to a website and also ensuring that the website achieves a high ranking on search engines. Web developers must work with business owners to create a desired look for a website and must also ensure that the content on a website is kept current and error-free at all times. The website www.ehow.com states that web developers should have at least an associate’s degree in the field of graphic design or web development but many have bachelor’s degrees. While enrolled in school aspiring web developers usually focus on learning various types of web development and graphic-design software programs. However because technology and software advances and changes so quickly web developers must be dedicated to their continuing education throughout their careers. According to www.ehow.com the typical annual salary for a web developer is approximately $60000.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $60000
High Salary: $70000
Low Salary: $50000
Tasks: Designs websites.
Maintains websites and adds or removes content as needed.
Identifies problems with websites, and fixes them.
Tests websites for functionality.
Also Called: Web Designer
Internet Page Developer
Website Developer
Webmaster
Additional Resources: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/web-developer-job-description.html
http://www.ehow.com/about_5427048_developer-job-description.html
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1099.04