Web designers and developers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products
B. Consult with clients to develop and document Web site requirements
C. Prepare mock-ups and storyboards
D. Develop Web site architecture and determine hardware and software requirements
E. Source, select and organize information for inclusion and design the appearance, layout and flow of the Web site
F. Create and optimize content for the Web site using a variety of graphics, database, animation and other software
G. Plan, design, write, modify, integrate and test Web-site related code
1. Computer systems design and related services - 49.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 12.0%
3. Public administration - 8.0%
4. Educational services - 5.0%
5. Finance and insurance - 4.0%
6. Retail trade - 3.0%
7. Wholesale trade - 2.0%
1. A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, communications or business or Completion of a college program in computer science, graphic arts, Web design or business is required.
2. Experience as a computer programmer or graphic designer is usually required.
3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.
The average hourly wages for Web Designers and Developers is $23.60/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.
3% of Web Designers and Developers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for professionnal occupations.