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.

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