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Working As A Multimedia Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $85,610

    Average Salary

What Does A Multimedia Developer Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Duties

Web developers typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs and design of a website
  • Create and test applications for a website
  • Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  • Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  • Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
  • Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Monitor website traffic

When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They build particular types of websites, such as ecommerce, news, or gaming sites, to fit clients’ needs. Different types of websites may require different applications to work right. For example, a gaming site should be able to handle advanced graphics, whereas an ecommerce site needs a payment-processing application. The developer decides which applications and designs will best fit the site.

Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in a certain aspect of it. The following are examples of types of specialized web developers:

Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.

Front-end web developers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics, applications (such as a retail checkout tool), and other content. They also write web-design programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.

Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.

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How To Become A Multimedia Developer

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.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

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.

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Multimedia Developer Career Paths

Multimedia Developer
Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Consultant Director Of Information
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Senior Web Developer Search Engine Optimizer
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Adjunct Faculty Writer And Editor
Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Web Developer Search Engine Optimizer Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Director
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Marketing Consultant Digital Marketing Specialist
Digital Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Senior Consultant Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Technical Consultant Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Interactive Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Creative Director Adjunct Professor Senior Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Flash Developer Web Design/Development Web Developer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Interactive Developer Senior Web Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Creative Director Co-Founder Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Applications Developer NET Developer
Senior Sharepoint Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Applications Developer
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Flash Developer Interactive Developer
Senior Web Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Director
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Web Developer User Experience Designer User Experience Architect
User Experience Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Multimedia Artist 2.9 years
Internet Developer 2.8 years
Media Developer 2.7 years
Web Site Developer 2.7 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Intranet Developer 2.5 years
Content Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Web Developer 2.1 years
Flash Developer 1.9 years
Android Developer 1.8 years
Game Developer 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 5.0%
Internship 5.0%
Programmer 5.0%
Consultant 3.2%
Top Employers After
Consultant 6.4%
Developer 5.0%

Multimedia Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

80.9%

Female

17.6%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

76.0%

Asian

10.4%

Hispanic or Latino

10.4%

Unknown

2.6%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.1%

French

14.3%

Chinese

9.5%

Cantonese

4.8%

Japanese

4.8%

Mandarin

4.8%

Carrier

4.8%

Hindi

4.8%

Russian

4.8%

Arabic

4.8%

Italian

4.8%
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Multimedia Developer Education

Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design

16.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

11.2%

Full Sail University

7.5%

Drexel University

6.5%

George Mason University

5.6%

Ithaca College

4.7%

Old Dominion University

4.7%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.7%

University of Alabama

3.7%

Art Institute of Colorado

3.7%

Iowa State University

3.7%

Art Institute of Philadelphia

3.7%

Art Institute of Washington

3.7%

Texas A&M University

2.8%

Ohio University -

2.8%

University of South Florida

2.8%

James Madison University

2.8%

University of Kentucky

2.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.8%

Utah Valley University

2.8%
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Majors

Graphic Design

17.1%

Fine Arts

10.5%

Computer Science

10.0%

Computer Applications

7.9%

Photography

7.1%

Communication

6.1%

Computer Information Systems

4.5%

Digital Media

4.2%

Animation

3.9%

Design And Visual Communication

3.4%

Business

3.4%

Educational Technology

3.4%

Education

2.9%

Information Technology

2.6%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%

Journalism

2.4%

English

2.4%

Marketing

2.1%

Psychology

1.8%

Public Relations

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.4%

Masters

18.5%

Other

15.4%

Associate

9.5%

Certificate

5.9%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

1.3%
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Real Multimedia Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Multimedia Developer B-Reel Inc. New York, NY Jun 01, 2012 $110,000
Multimedia Developer GP Strategies Alexandria, VA Oct 22, 2015 $89,670
Multimedia Developer Red Interactive Agency, LLC Santa Monica, CA Oct 13, 2014 $85,000
Multimedia Developer B-Reel Inc. CA Oct 01, 2012 $85,000
Developer, Multimedia GOGO LLC Chicago, IL Sep 30, 2015 $84,906 -
$132,600
Multimedia Developer Svpply Inc. New York, NY Sep 16, 2011 $80,000
Web/Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Newark, DE Nov 13, 2015 $78,000
Web/Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Greenville, DE Apr 05, 2016 $78,000
Web/Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Newark, DE Apr 15, 2015 $75,000
Web/Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Newark, DE Dec 26, 2014 $75,000
Web/Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Newark, DE Apr 02, 2014 $75,000
Multimedia Developer, Technology and Design Time Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $75,000 -
$85,000
Multimedia Developer, Senior Emory University Atlanta, GA Sep 21, 2015 $75,000
Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Newark, DE Mar 01, 2013 $73,000
Web/Multimedia Developer Streamline Technologies, Inc. Newark, DE Jul 08, 2013 $73,000
Multimedia Developer Computer Generated Solutions Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $70,000
Interactive Multimedia Developer VCOM3D, Inc. Orlando, FL Sep 30, 2010 $66,500
Interactive Multimedia Developer (Computer Programmers) VCOM3D, Inc. Orlando, FL Nov 16, 2010 $66,500
Multimedia Developer Blue Diesel LLC Westerville, OH Feb 08, 2013 $65,400
Multimedia Developer American It Group, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 25, 2012 $65,000
Multimedia Developer Blue Diesel, LLC Westerville, OH Feb 08, 2010 $62,000
Multimedia Developer American It Group Inc. Newark, DE Jul 09, 2010 $60,000
Multimedia Developer American It Group Inc. Newark, DE Sep 28, 2010 $60,000
Multimedia Developer Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Savannah, GA Sep 18, 2014 $60,000
Multimedia Developer Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC Boston, MA Jun 28, 2011 $58,418 -
$72,965
Instructional Multimedia Developer University of South Florida Tampa, FL Jun 05, 2016 $56,650
Instructional/Multimedia Developer University of South Florida Tampa, FL Sep 01, 2014 $55,000

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Top Skills for A Multimedia Developer

InteractiveMultimediaWebSitesDigitalVideoHtmlOnlineAdobePhotoshopAudioJavascriptCSSUserInterfaceIllustratorMacromediaFlashXMLActionscriptLearningManagementSystemDreamweaverInstructionalDesignersDatabaseSubjectMatterExpertsInternet

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Top Multimedia Developer Skills

  1. Interactive Multimedia
  2. Web Sites
  3. Digital Video
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Project manager for online class multimedia units - creation and management of interactive multimedia and learning tools.
  • Designed and developed various Web sites focusing on education and digital media streaming.
  • Created video assets using non-linear digital video editing system.
  • Use Flash, HTML, ASP, and JavaScript to create educational multimedia training modules for internal company use.
  • Developed interactive diagrams to educate clients about issues involving online billing.

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