Web developers create and maintain websites. Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability.
Some web developers and digital designers 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 and digital designers vary, ranging from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree.
The median annual wage for web developers and digital designers was $77,200 in May 2020.
Employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the continued popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.