How to Become a Web Designer

How to Become a Web Designer

After earning a degree in web design and becoming well versed in Internet and web technologies, the questions becomes what to do next? In this day and age, there are tons of options for web designers given the vastly changing internet and technology landscape. Web design degrees can lead to many other computer related fields, and gives the web designer a variety of options to pursue.

Starting out, graduates usually go into an entry-level position as a web graphic designer, web technician, web interface designer, web 2D/3D artist or a web programmer. Employers typically include advertising agencies, computer programming services, Internet design companies, television and radio stations. The best part about having a degree in Web design though is flexibility, whether it be doing freelance work on your own or being hired by businesses in any industry to design their sites and manage web traffic.

It is important to note the difference between web designers and web developers, as a web developer works more on server side development and configuration. Web designers are great listeners, communicate well, and use technology to achieve specific goals. Keeping business goals in line with design goals is imperative to any design process.

Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable.*

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts-web-developers-and-computer-network-architects.htm