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Job Title – Web Professional

Description

The Web Professional (a.k.a. Internet Professional) sets up and runs websites on the Internet, a system by which millions of computers are linked worldwide, and the World Wide Web (web) is the interactive graphical interface.

Typical Job Activities

Advises on what should be included on the website
Ensures the information is current and accurate
Connects with colleagues who have an interest in the website, such as the marketing and sales departments
Has an understanding of the business needs of a client or company
May supervise those who design and program the pages that make up the website, but in a small company, the developer, designer and master could be one person

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Related Occupations

Computer database operations manager
IT Network Systems Administrator
IT Specialist
Software developer
Systems analyst
Web designer
Web developer

Educational Requirement

High: 3-4 years University / Technikon Studies
Senior Certificate with matric exemption 
for a degree course 
Senior Certificate for a diploma course

Compulsory subjects: Mathematics and English
Recommended subjects: 
Computer Studies

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Be logical
Be analytical
Be imaginative
Have an eye for colour
Have technical knowledge
Have good communication skills
Be able to deal with all kinds of people
Have business sense

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Employment Opportunities

Moderate - high

Market Competitiveness


Moderate

Income Potential


Moderate - low

Self-Employment Options


Moderate - high

International Employment Market


Moderate

Possible Employers

Government
Big private companies
Medium or small Companies
Self-employed: contractor, consultant own practice, freelance
Advertising agencies
Computer software development firms
Design firms Information technology consulting firms
Interactive software publishers
Internet industry
Media production companies
Any person, group or organisation who needs web pages

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Relevant Contact Details

Information Technology Users Council of South Africa
http://ita.org.za/ituc/

Career Progress and Path

Further Studies in related fields
Experience in specific field
Work performance

Possible Career Paths


Specialist career in the specific field
Own business

Employment Stability


Moderately stable

Reasons to consider this career


I can create new things
I’ll be able to learn new things on an ongoing basis
I can work with languages
I can work for myself
I can work on my own without interacting too much with people