What is it like to be a
Web Developers are a specific type of “computer programmer” who design and build websites. They are typically responsible for the appearance of the site and technical aspects, such as site speed and how many visitors the site can handle. Web developers utilize their skills in coding to produce interactive web sites and social media applications.
They are sometimes known as web designers, or full-stack developers, if they can do both front-end and back-end development. Think of it as your ‘front of house’ wait staff or ‘back of house’ cooks in a restaurant: front-end developers use HTML and CSS to design great-looking websites. Back-end developers typically work with languages like Python and Java to make/”cook” more complex functions and databases that underpin the website’s functions.
“When I first got my apprenticeship, I was excited to be able to work 40 hours, in one place, and make a living wage, and from there I really saw my salary increase exponentially.”
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not. (88% have bachelor’s degree)
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
$41.61 hourly, $86,550 annual
Projected Job Openings (2018-2028)
Daily Work Activities
Interacting With Computers
Analyzing Data or Information
Making Decisions & Solving Problems
** Data and statistics sourced from O-Net Online.
Programming: Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and notinterrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.