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  • $44,967
  • 3.4
  • Graphic Design
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Overview

There are many courses available offering qualifications in web design. A more general degree will provide a good foundation upon which to build more specific knowledge.

Most web designers will have an interest in computers and possibly in programming language, which will be great for the technical aspect of the job. It is also necessary to have a creative side in order to ensure success when it comes to the design side of things. Becoming a web designer is a great career choice for someone with an interest in art and design, and a love of technology.

Personal attributes and skills required include:

  • A creative eye
  • Interest in computers, programming and technology
  • Self discipline and motivation, as many web designers are freelancers

What are Web Designers like?

Artistic

Based on our pool of users, Web Designers tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Web Designers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 5641 CareerExplorer users

Are Web Designers happy?

60thpercentile

Web Designers rank as moderately happy among careers. Overall they rank in the 60th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Web Designer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Web Designers

The most common degree held by Web Designers is Computer Science. 11% of Web Designers had a degree in Computer Science before becoming Web Designers. That is over 4 times the average across all careers. Graphic Design graduates are the second most common among Web Designers, representing 10% of Web Designers in the CareerExplorer user base, which is 7.3 times the average.

Web Designer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Web Designer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Web Designers % of population Multiple
Computer Science 10.9% 3.0% 3.7×
Graphic Design 9.8% 1.4% 7.3×
Fine Arts 7.8% 2.2% 3.6×
Web Design 5.8% 0.4% 15.5×
English Literature 5.8% 4.9% 1.2×
Business Management And Administration 5.7% 6.5% 0.9×
Psychology 4.4% 7.0% 0.6×
Communications 4.4% 3.4% 1.3×
Economics 3.5% 4.0% 0.9×
Marketing And Marketing Research 3.0% 2.2% 1.4×
Business 2.8% 2.6% 1.1×
Commercial Art And Graphic Design 2.7% 0.3% 9.3×
Computer Programming 2.6% 0.3% 8.4×
Journalism 2.5% 1.1% 2.2×
Political Science 2.3% 2.9% 0.8×
Information Systems 2.3% 0.5% 4.2×
Film Video And Photographic Arts 2.2% 0.7% 2.9×
Advertising 2.2% 0.6% 3.6×
Liberal Arts 2.0% 1.9% 1.0×
3D Animation 2.0% 0.3% 7.2×
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1.9% 1.6% 1.2×
Mathematics 1.8% 1.9% 1.0×
Biology 1.7% 3.6% 0.5×
Studio Arts 1.6% 0.5% 3.0×
Music 1.5% 0.9% 1.7×
History 1.5% 2.3% 0.7×
Architecture 1.3% 0.6% 2.3×
Anthropology And Archeology 1.3% 1.3% 1.1×
Computer Networking 1.3% 0.3% 4.4×
Foreign Language Studies 1.3% 1.3% 1.0×
Photography 1.3% 0.4% 3.5×
Finance 1.2% 2.1% 0.6×
Physics 1.2% 1.0% 1.2×
Drama 1.1% 1.1% 1.1×
Information Sciences 1.1% 0.2% 6.6×
Business Economics 1.1% 0.8% 1.4×
Computer Engineering 1.1% 0.6% 1.9×
International Relations 1.1% 1.5% 0.7×
Sociology 1.1% 2.1% 0.5×
Accounting 1.0% 1.9% 0.6×
Mass Media 1.0% 0.5% 2.0×
Industrial Engineering 1.0% 0.3% 3.1×
Game Design 1.0% 0.2% 5.6×

Web Designer Education Levels

43% of Web Designers have a bachelor's degree. 33% of Web Designers have an associate's degree.

No education 2%
High school diploma 21%
Associate's degree 33%
Bachelor's degree 43%
Master's degree 1%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $44,967
  • 3.4
  • Graphic Design
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