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.
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.
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.
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|
|User Experience Designer||Netflix, Inc.||Los Gatos, CA||Jul 11, 2015||$225,000|
|User Experience Designer||Netflix||Los Gatos, CA||Nov 25, 2016||$205,000 -
|Principal User Experience Designer||Thoughtworks, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Mar 20, 2016||$205,000|
|Principal User Experience Designer||Thoughtworks, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Nov 25, 2015||$205,000|
|User Experience Design Director||AKQA, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 20, 2016||$200,928|
|User Experience Design Manager||Vmware, Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Jul 18, 2016||$195,000|
|User Experience Designer||Google Inc.||New York, NY||May 08, 2016||$190,000|
|Director of UX Design||Lumos Labs, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jan 12, 2016||$184,500|
|GIM Distribution UX Design||Jpmorgan Chase & Co.||Jersey City, NJ||Jun 20, 2016||$180,000|
|User Experience Designer||Google Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 16, 2015||$175,000|
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