Web Developer: Career Information

Job Description - Web Developer:

A web developer tends to the technical aspects of creating websites. He or she creates applications for the web using software languages and tools.

Employment Facts - Web Developer:

There were 209,000 people working in this and related jobs in 2008.

Educational Requirements - Web Developer:

Many employers prefer to hire web developers who have earned a bachelor's degree in a computer-related field, but experience and certification may suffice for some jobs.

Other Requirements - Web Developer:

Web developers must keep up with continuously changing technology.

Job Outlook - Web Developer:

Job growth for web developers is expected to be much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.

Earnings - Web Developer:

Computer network, systems and database administrators, including web developers, earned a median annual salary of $77,010 in 2009.

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A Day in a Web Developer's Life:


On a typical day a web developer's tasks might include:

  • identifying a website's users
  • deciding what will be included on the website
  • using specialized software to integrate databases and other information systems
  • designing website pages

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Computer Network, Systems, and Database Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm (visited March 23, 2011).

Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, Web Developer, on the Internet at http://www.onetonline.org/link/details/15-1099.04 (visited March 23, 2011).