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Web Master/Mistress
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Skill Requirements

Intellectual - basic

  • Self-motivated.
  • Attention to detail.

Intellectual - specialized

  • An ability to create attractive computer screen layouts.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to use website creation languages and software tools.


  • Able to work on ones own.
  • Able to work effectively with others who may have different desires.


  • Ability to use computers for prolonged periods.

Skill Maintenance Requirement

  • High. This technology is changing rapidly and it is essential to stay current to be effective. It is very common to use new tools on each new programming project. Remaining current can be accomplished by reading industry publications and books as they are published, attending conferences, and taking short courses.

Experience Prerequisites

It is necessary to be able to demonstrate your ability to utilize the Internet effectively, and develop and maintain a website. This experience can be gained on ones own, or through formal training programs, internships and jobs.


Education/Training Required

Competence in HTML, an understanding of browser compatibility issues, knowledge of CGI scripting languages (such as Java, Perl, C and Unix shell scripts), and an understanding of issues such as download time/bandwidth is required.

The next section in this career guide ("Bay Area Education/Training Resources") provides detailed information on some of the training programs for this occupation.

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