Web Developer

Key Role

Web designers create, design, develop, and maintain websites using authoring and scripting languages, create content and digital media, and employ standards and technologies for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce websites. Along with the look of a website, a developer is also responsible for the technical aspects and content of a site.

Quick Facts

  • Median Pay: $60,000-$63,000 per year
  • Minimum Education: Industry Certifications or Bachelor's Degree

Job-Related Tasks

  • Work with client or company to discuss the audience, look, and needs of a website
  • Use and understand HTML or XML programming languages to write code for a website
  • Work with multiple teams or individuals to determine the content and graphics that will be developed for the website
  • Monitor all traffic to the website

Personal Characteristics and Talents

  • Strong understanding of computer languages, typography, formatting and rich media
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to concentrate on writing code for long periods of time
  • Creativity in design
  • Analytical skills
  • Creativity in problem solving
  • Able to work as part of a team

Recommended Education

  • Technical certifications (CIW)
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, or related field (Recommended, not required)
  • Experience in related field

Career Opportunities

  • Web Architect or Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • Webmaster

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Web Developers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm (visited March 26, 2014).

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LearnKey Learning Path

Our prescribed Web Developer career ready series is a well balanced blend of Industry leading certification prep and professional development. Included in the Web Developer series are LearnKey Certified courses that will prepare individuals for the CIW certification, as well as courses designed to teach users the skills needed to attain and maintain employment.

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Technical Development Courses:

Estimated training hours*: 72

Personal Development Courses:

Estimated training hours*: 9

*Estimated time includes viewing hours only and does not include test prep or certification exams