Website Development and Design

Careers in Website Development

Website development student at a computer

An ideal candidate working in website development has enthusiasm for web design and development and the ability to engage with new technologies. Web developers can work almost anywhere: large corporations or small businesses, the public or private sectors, and everywhere in between.

What will I do on the job?

Students who complete the one-year certificate or degree program will be qualified to develop professional websites using industry-standard best practices. As a developer, you will code in scripts like JavaScript and PHP, create dynamic applications, and use databases to present, collect and utilize information. If focusing on web design, you will style in current CSS, work with graphics, layout, formatting, navigation, and software such as Photoshop to create an interactive online experience.

What skills will I use on the job?

You’ll learn a host of applications and languages, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and more. You’ll also develop skills in organization, communication, and structured design methodology.

Who will hire me?

Organizations of all kinds hire website developers to design, implement and maintain their online presence – and the demand for web developers is expected to keep growing. You will find jobs in large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, or as independent contractors.

How much can I earn?

Starting annual salaries in the Portland area range from approximately $28,000 – $40,000. Experienced positions may earn: $40,000 – $80,000.