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Get a Web Development Job

Get a Web Development Job

InsideTech

May 27, 2008

Web developers are responsible for the behind-the-scenes code and programming of Web sites and Web-based services. While the edges are often blurred in Web positions, Web developers typically have a more technical orientation than Web designers, who focus on a site’s look and feel, and information architects, who focus on sites’ organization. Web developers’ projects vary widely, ranging from bare-bones active Web pages to complex, multilayered Web applications that might power an ecommerce site.

Median Salary

$68,125

Education Requirements

developers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, even if they have gained much of their know-how from on-the-job experience. Web developers need to have broad-based knowledge, encompassing areas such as usability and interface design; basic Web skills, such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript; Web 2.0 skills, including Ajax; server-side technologies, such as ASP, PHP and Ruby on Rails; databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle or IBM’s DB2.

Next Steps

  1. Get an IT Degree
  2. Get Some Experience
  3. Brush Up Your IT Resume
  4. Look For an IT Job
  5. Prepare for Your Interviews
  6. Nail the Salary Negotiation


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