Turn your creative or business ability into a revenue generator with training in Web design and Web management. Training with the Web in mind means you're anticipating trends in design and management. As businesses and individuals move online, designers and management professionals are there to help ease the transition.
Trade Schools in Web Design
Look for popular programs and coursework in:
- Web graphic design
- Game art & design
- Multimedia and visual communications
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recommends art or graphic design skills for webmasters or Web developers, and adds that opportunities for desktop publishers are expected to be best for those with a degree in graphic design, desktop publishing or Web design. Formal training from one of the country's many trade schools merges technology and creative ability.
Growing Careers in Web Design & Web Management
Robert Half International reports salary ranges for Web administrators in 2007 at $49,750 to $74,750. Employment is expected to increase much faster than average as more companies and individuals move their business online. Training to become a Web administrator could require as little as an associate's degree or diploma. Extra training in specific programming languages and design trends may be recommended depending on your desired career goals.
On the creative side of things, a strong portfolio can have salary rewards. Desktop publishers saw mean annual wages of $38,740 in 2008, the BLS reports. That same year, graphic designers earned mean annual wages of $46,750. Keen competition for these creative careers means that formal training through a trade school may be preferred or required by hiring managers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer Scientists and Database Administrators
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Desktop Publishers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Graphic Designers