Webmasters perform a major role for many different businesses.   The title of “webmaster” is bestowed as a job description to a unique technician who controls every facet in the life cycle of website.   The webmaster may have started as a web developer ten or twenty years ago, but their role has evolved because of the many changes in technology that controls the Internet World.  Today the Webmaster is a person that knows the most about the website, servers, internet connectivity, operation, code, security, email, conversions, PPC, SEO and the list goes on and on.    

Making of a webmaster is an education learned on the job.  It is more important that you have years of experience rather than higher education.  50% of webmasters hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, 23% have some college education but no degree, and 20% have an associate degree and the rest no higher education.  A webmaster is someone who has seen everything at least once and tried to fix it.  They may start the job with higher education in computer technology but that only opens the door- it does not make you a webmaster.   Every customer that seeks a webmaster is looking to entrust his business direction and they seek someone with knowledge and skill as opposed to their formal education background.

As a webmaster, you are expected to be an expert in many different roles.  This depends on whether you are hired by a small company or a large corporation.  In a smaller environment, you may be the only web developer in-house so you will be asked to perform all tasks.  In a large business, you will most likely be with a team of web developers and be asked to specialize in a certain area. 

Webmasters manage the day-to-day functions of a website, make updates to the content or respond to customer inquiries. Plus, more complex roles, including site design and programming. Requiring knowledge of content management systems , basic programming languages, such as HTML. Additionally, they must be able to program and manipulate design and image.  They function on a server, computer or multiple computers.  Professionals webmasters are in limited supply and spend many hours learning new technology.  Most employers seek webmasters with intimate knowledge of certain programming languages such as PERL, JavaScript, cascading style sheets (CSS), PHP, Code Fusion, C++, C, COBOL, FORTRAN, Ada, Pascal,  Python, Django, ASP, AMP, HTML5, WordPress, Java, Go, Swift, Rust, Kotlin. Some webmaster positions require advanced skills in information technology to manage databases, security, and design.

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