Internet Transaction Specialists

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.


Quick Facts
Duties Design e-commerce transactions on Web sites, program code, meet with clients, ensure sites are secure and meet laws and regulations
Alternate Title(s) E-Commerce Transaction Specialists
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, with concentrations in metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience One to two years for entry level job; two to four years for senior positions
Skills
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Information Management
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Internet Transaction Specialist
  • Internet Transaction Supervisor
  • Internet Transaction Manager
  • Assistant Controller, E-Commerce