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Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

    Work Activities
    • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
    • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
    • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
    • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.
    • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
    • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
    • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
    • Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
    • Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
    • Perform or direct Web site updates.
    • Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
    • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
    • Design and implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
    • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
    • Incorporate technical considerations into Web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy.
    • Renew domain name registrations.
    • Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.
    • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
    • Communicate with network personnel or Web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting Web sites.
    • Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with Web sites.
    • Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.
    • Develop Web site maps, application models, image templates, or page templates that meet project goals, user needs, or industry standards.
    • Develop and document style guidelines for Web site content.
    • Identify or maintain links to and from other Web sites and check links to ensure proper functioning.
    • Establish appropriate server directory trees.
    • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.
    • Recommend and implement performance improvements.
    • Register Web sites with search engines to increase Web site traffic.
    • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.
    • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
    • Create Web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
    • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
    • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
    • Create searchable indices for Web page content.
    • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
    • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for Web architecture or technologies.
    • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.
    Skills
    • Programming

      Writing computer programs for various purposes.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge
    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $62,150/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $29.88/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,800
    • Yearly Projected Openings 290
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Persistence
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative
    Tools
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Desktop computers
    • Computer servers
    Technology
    • Web platform development software
    • Operating system software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base management system software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.