Internet Transaction Specialists

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Depending on their level of expertise, Internet transaction or e-commerce specialists may be in charge of designing, developing, or implementing Internet transaction software or systems. This software or system is the technology that allows a customer to buy a book online, for example, by giving his or her credit card number. Internet transaction specialists at the most advanced professional level are often called architects, and they oversee the design of the whole transaction system. They decide what direction a system should take and what technology should be used. Software developers work under the guidance of architects to turn these designs into reality. Less experienced programmers may also contribute by working on smaller parts of the program that the developer or architect assigns them. Overall, e-commerce specialists are concerned with developing a site that is safe for users to make purchases, meets all legal requirements, and will meet the needs of the company or retailer who owns it. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) E-Commerce Transaction Specialists
Duties Design e-commerce transaction software or systems on Web sites; program code; meet with clients; ensure sites are secure and meet laws and regulations
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, with concentrations in metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
Experience One to two years for entry-level; two to four years for senior positions
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Information Management
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Assistant Controller, E-Commerce
  • Internet Transaction Manager or Information Architect
  • Internet Transaction Supervisor
  • Internet Transaction Specialist