Web developers use information technology (IT) to advance their organization's goals, and create websites to help firms have a public face. Many of these workers are employed in computer systems design and related services firms. Most web developers work full time.
According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), employment of web developers is projected to grow 22 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Web designers can make a living in the field in a variety of ways. If you're a writer, you can make money from web pages you build; if you're an artist you can sell your designs or creations. Or, if you're a designer, you can freelance as a Web designer/developer. All you need to make money on the Web is a computer and a website. Web designers also handle a variety of responsibilities; some may spend a full workday doing nothing but work in Photoshop, while others may spend all day working on databases.
According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), employment of web developers is projected to grow 13 percent by 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.