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The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.Education
Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.
However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.
Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.Advancement
Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.Important Qualities
Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.
Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.
Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.
Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Content Strategist||Facebook, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 03, 2015||$140,000|
|Content Strategist||Facebook, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 28, 2016||$140,000|
|SR. Lead Content Strategist||Citrix Systems, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Sep 12, 2014||$140,000 -
|Content Strategist||Populus Group LLC||San Francisco, CA||Jun 06, 2016||$139,829|
|Content Strategist||Populus Group LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 23, 2016||$139,829|
|Content Strategist||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Jan 07, 2016||$135,000|
|Content Strategist||Beyond International Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Apr 04, 2016||$130,000|
|Senior Integrated Content Strategist||The Economist Newspaper Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 06, 2015||$120,000 -
|Content Strategist||Facebook, Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Sep 15, 2011||$120,000|
|Senior Content Strategist||R/Ga Media Group Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 28, 2014||$110,000 -
|Senior Content Strategist||R/Ga Media Group Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 09, 2013||$92,000 -
|Senior Content Strategist||Huge, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 15, 2014||$90,000 -
|Content Strategist||Projectline Services Inc.||Seattle, WA||Sep 05, 2016||$89,565 -
|Senior Content Strategist||Huge, LLC||New York, NY||Feb 23, 2015||$85,000 -
|Content Strategist||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Jul 23, 2016||$85,000|
|Content Strategist||Huge, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 01, 2012||$80,000|
|Content Strategist||Expedia, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Aug 20, 2016||$72,709 -
|Content Strategist||IEX Group Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 26, 2015||$65,000|
|Content Strategist||Photophilanthropy||San Francisco, CA||Oct 01, 2013||$65,000|
|Content Strategist||Woodman Labs, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 08, 2013||$61,500|
|Content Strategist||Stellar Software Network, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 18, 2015||$60,000|
|Content Strategist||Huge, LLC||New York, NY||Mar 18, 2013||$60,000 -
|Content Strategist||PSFK, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 31, 2016||$55,000|
|Digital Content Strategist||VMG Creative, LLC||New York, NY||Dec 09, 2016||$55,000|
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