Web Designer Careers

Career Overview

Web designers can also be called web developers. They create and maintain websites utilizing different web creation tools and software languages. Web developers identify the website needs of users and create the site based on those needs. Web developers can work for specific companies, multiple companies, or as a consultant. They must constantly update their skills as the online technologies are constantly changing.

Education Requirements

Certification, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

Program Recommendations:

Computer Science
Computer Information Systems

Most often employers just want to be sure that the person they are hiring has adequate web development experience and degrees are just a bonus.

Top Schools for Web Designers:

Kaplan University
Full Sail University
University of Phoenix
Ashford University
Capella University
Strayer University

Career Trends

Average annual salary for web designers in 2008 (including network architects, telecommunications specialists, Webmasters, and Web developers): $71,000
Jobs in 2008 for web designers: 152,000
Projected employment openings for web designers through 2018: 206,200

Related Jobs:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer Network, Systems, and Database Administrators
Computer Scientists
Computer Software Engineers and Computer Programmers
Computer Support Specialists
Computer Systems Analysts

Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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