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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|
|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||B-Reel Inc.||CA||Oct 01, 2012||$85,000|
|Multimedia Developer||Red Interactive Agency, LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Oct 13, 2014||$85,000|
|Developer, Multimedia||GOGO LLC||Chicago, IL||Sep 30, 2015||$84,906 -
|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||Apr 02, 2014||$75,000|
|Web/Multimedia Developer||Streamline Technologies, Inc.||Newark, DE||Jun 30, 2014||$75,000|
|Multimedia Developer, Senior||Emory University||Atlanta, GA||Sep 21, 2015||$75,000|
|Multimedia Developer||The Children's Place Services Company, LLC||Secaucus, NJ||May 01, 2011||$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||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 -
|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|
|Multimedia Developer||Bluelight Studios Inc.||NY||Mar 22, 2010||$52,175|
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