Web Developer

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the website’s design and technical aspects like its speed and the amount of traffic it can handle.

Web Developer

Average Hourly Earnings



Associates degree


  • Meet with clients or management to discuss the website's purposes, its audience, and its desired "look"
  • Create and debug applications for a website
  • Write code for the site, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  • Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  • Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website's layout
  • Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Monitor website traffic
  • Evaluate code to make sure it's valid, properly structured, meets standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems

Work Environment

Web developers spend most of their time sitting in the office. Most use email on a daily basis. Their work must be very accurate, but they typically do not have the level of pressure involved in dealing with difficult people or conflict situations.

Key Traits

Investigative. They frequently work with ideas and do an extensive amount of thinking; searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.