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Job Title and Job Description

Web Design

I develop and maintain websites for nonprofit organizations. I like the fact that this work involves creativity - both visual design and writing - as well as communication skills and technical skills.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

There will be greater demand for interactive websites and for websites that are easier to maintain and update. Therefore higher level programming skills will be in demand.

What new technology will be important?

Right now the important technologies are ASP, XML, DHTML, etc. The exact technologies will change a lot every few years.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

High school and college courses in graphic design, computer programming, English/writing/journalism. Also a strong liberal arts background.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

High school and college courses in graphic design, computer programming, English/writing/journalism. Also a strong liberal arts background.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No - this field did not exist.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Bilingual 1-Not Important  
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Mechanical Understanding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
 

Interview By: JM