Web Designer

What do they do?

Design, create, and modify websites. Analyze user needs to implement website content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate websites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of web and multimedia content. 

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Design, build, or maintain web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Write, design, or edit webpage content, or direct others producing content. 
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Maintain understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening

Technical Skills

  • Programming
  • Operations Analysis

Social Skills

  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion

 Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Material Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $35,000-$60,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Associate's degree, proficiency in web technologies; Mid-Career — Bachelor's degree, several years related work experience, proficiency in several web technologies; Senior=level — Bachelor's degree, several years related experience, proficiency in several web technologies
  • Possible career path: Associate Web Designer > Web Designer > Senior Web Designer

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