Webmasters

Webmasters design, implement, arnd maintain Internet Web sites for corporations, educational institutions, nonpofit organizations, government agencies, or other institutions. Webmasters should have working knowledge of network configurations, interface, graphic design, animation, software development, business, writing, marketing, and project management. Because the function of a webmaster encompasses so many different responsibilities, the position is often held by a team of individuals in a large organization. Webmasters are also known as Web developers, Web site managers, and Web site administrators.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Web Developers, Web Site Administrators, Web Site Managers
Duties Design, implement, and maintain Web sites for companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations; monitor performance and usage of Web sites
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • English
Experience Most companies require at least two years of experience with Internet technologies
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Web Officer, or Web Design Business Owner, or Web Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Worker in Other Computer/Internet-Related Position

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