Web developers design and create websites.
Some web developers work in the computer systems design and related services industry. Others are self-employed. Still others work in industries including publishing, management consulting, and advertising.
Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.
The median annual wage for web developers was $73,760 in May 2019.
Employment of web developers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, 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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