Information Technology (IT) Web Developer

Information Technology (IT) Web Developer

Information technology (IT) web developers build and maintain websites to fit the needs of companies or customers. The work of a web developer requires layout and writing code. They plan, direct and execute measurable and continuous improvements to corporate and regional website HTML5/CSS/JavaScript development and site production (otherwise known as hand code).
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Undertake web development design activities
  • Develop websites using content management system, templates and workflows
  • Use XML tools and technologies
  • Analyze database integration from web environments
  • Modify and document web code to correct errors
  • Assist designers in researching and documenting computer users' requirements
  • Be responsible for unit testing of software and make amendments
  • Plan, direct and execute measurable and continuous improvements  
  • Design and develop new web page layouts
  • Work cross functionally with IT and internet security teams
  • Manage digital assets such as images and videos
  • Optimize websites for search engine optimization and search engine marketing  
  • Troubleshoot solving issues with content, links navigation and user experience
  • Monitor and report analytics for websites
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, computer science, computer skills, mathematics and coding.
Education/Training Required: 
A bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field is required.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
A web developer can work independently, for a company or public relations firm or with a software development group.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • International Web Association
  • Association of Web Design 
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$95,000
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