Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site's technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website's speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.
About 1 in 7 of web developers were self-employed in 2014. Non-self-employed developers work primarily in the computer systems design and related services industry.
The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate's degree in web design or related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.
The median annual wage for web developers was $64,970 in May 2015.
Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.
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