Internet Developers

An Internet developer, otherwise known as a Web developer or Web designer, is responsible for the creation of an Internet site. Most of the time, this is a public Web site, but it can also be a private Internet network. Web developers are employed by a wide range of employers from small entrepreneurs to large corporate businesses to Internet consulting firms. Some developers work independently as self-employed. freelance contractors.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Web Designers, Web Developers
Duties Meet with clients to plan site; develop preliminary site concepts; plan the Web site structure and capacity; after approval, execute designs and build site; create content
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience One to five years' experience required
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Business Management
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Owner, Internet Development Business
  • Advanced Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Associate Developer
  • Junior Developer

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