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.

View the Full Web Designer Career Pathway
  • Design, build, or maintain websites, 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 an understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education.

Basic Skills
Active Listening
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking

Technical Skills
Programming
Operations Analysis

Social Skills
Coordination
Persuasion
Social Perceptiveness

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

  • 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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