STEM job of the week: Web Developer

 In S.T.E.M Careers

Ever wonder how the things we see on the internet are created? Ever wonder who makes it possible for our access? Well this week we will look at those responsible for our fast-paced access to all the information we can possibly consume. This week we highlight the creative world of web developers.

Web developers are the artists responsible for creating websites. Their job includes meeting with clients to determine what the clients want their web sites to accomplish and what features would they like to provide. Once these questions are answered, the web designer begins designing the site based on his or her assessment of the client’s needs.

There is a wide range of job responsibilities for web developers. Developing new web applications is one of the most important responsibilities for them considering that it is the focus of their job. They also create new looks and helpful applications to meet what their consumers and clients are looking for. When creating new applications developers must make sure that apps’ functionality is as expected and that they are maintained daily. run correctly by maintaining them daily. Also, they must continuously enhance the apps in news ways to ensure that the apps don’t become stagnant in appearance and actions. One of the greatest attributes of developer is being a great communicator. Developers must keep constant communication with their team to produce satisfying results for their clients.

Web developers can be found working in various types of organizations, including large corporations and governments, small and medium – sized companies, or alone as freelancers. Many developers work as full-time employees for one company, others may work as independent consultants, or as contractors for an employment agency.

Based on projections by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field for web developers is expected to grow 27 percent by 2024. That prediction averages out to about 39,500 new jobs that will need to be filled. The continuous growth of online retail is expected to push the demand for web developers to build the websites needed for corporations to connect their products with consumers. Also, the dependency of mobile search will assist with keeping the employment strong.

Web developers are the architects of computer technology’s appearance and because of them society will forever be able to witness the marvels of the internet.

Web developer is #9 on US News Top 25 STEM jobs list.

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