There are many courses available offering qualifications in web design. A more general degree will provide a good foundation upon which to build more specific knowledge.

Most web designers will have an interest in computers and possibly in programming language, which will be great for the technical aspect of the job. It is also necessary to have a creative side in order to ensure success when it comes to the design side of things. Becoming a web designer is a great career choice for someone with an interest in art and design, and a love of technology.

Personal attributes and skills required include:

  • A creative eye
  • Interest in computers, programming and technology
  • Self discipline and motivation, as many web designers are freelancers

What are Web Designers like?


Based on our pool of users, web designers tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Web Designers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 5039 Sokanu users

Are Web Designers happy?


Web designers rank as moderately happy among careers. Overall they rank in the 60th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Web Designer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Web Designers

The most common degree held by web designers is Computer Science. 3% of web designers had a degree in computer science before becoming web designers. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. Graphic Design graduates are the second most common among web designers, representing 3% of web designers in the Sokanu user base, which is 2.2 times the average.

Web Designer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Web Designer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of web designers % of population Multiple
Computer Science 3.4% 2.8% 1.2×
Graphic Design 3.0% 1.3% 2.2×
Fine Arts 2.0% 2.0% 1.0×
Business Management And Administration 2.0% 6.5% 0.3×
English Literature 1.9% 4.9% 0.4×
Web Design 1.6% 0.4% 4.2×
Communications 1.5% 3.3% 0.4×
Psychology 1.4% 6.8% 0.2×
Economics 1.2% 3.8% 0.3×
Marketing And Marketing Research 1.0% 2.2% 0.5×

Web Designer Education Levels

57% of web designers have an associate's degree. 27% of web designers have a high school diploma.

No education 17%
High school diploma 27%
Associate's degree 57%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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