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Web Developer/Video Game Designer

A web developer is a programmer who takes the creative concept of a website and makes it a reality. A web developer designs and creates websites – the look, technical performance and capabilities.

As a web developer, you’ll write code and work with graphics, videos and audio. You’ll monitor and analyze site traffic to strategically drive decisions and functions. And you’ll work across teams and departments to deliver dynamic websites.

Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in certain aspects like back-end and front-end developers and webmasters. Others specialize in the design of digital interfaces or video games, focusing on enhanced interactive functionality across browsers and devices.

Most web developers have a bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or digital and visual communications. For some positions, an associate or certificate may also get you started. It’s also important to build a strong portfolio to highlight your talent and skills.

$43,174-$46,379

entry level salary estimate

$93,623-$104,816

experienced level salary estimate

1,170

projected annual job openings

Discover your future in STEM/IT.

Fascinated by science and technology? If you want to be at the forefront of using cutting-edge technologies or making scientific discoveries, you can pursue your passion with a career in STEM/IT. Many opportunities exist in this fast-growing area, from scientists and engineers to software and web developers – and in many different industries, from telecommunications and healthcare to construction and manufacturing. For most STEM/IT careers, you’ll need an associate or bachelor’s degree.

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Sources:

Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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