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Web/Multimedia Management

143 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
5 Master's Degrees Annually
#23 in Popularity
$75,580 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Web/Multimedia Management Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many web/multimedia management and webmaster graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 258
Associate’s Degree 211
Bachelor’s Degree 143
Undergraduate Certificate 138
Graduate Certificate 15
Master’s Degree 5

What Web/Multimedia Management Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, web/multimedia management majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Web/Multimedia Management Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills for Web/Multimedia Management Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to web/multimedia management:

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  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Web/Multimedia Management Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a web/multimedia management student include the following:

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  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

What Can You Do With a Web/Multimedia Management Major?

People with a web/multimedia management degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Web Developers 14.9% $69,430

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Web/Multimedia Management?

143 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
30% Percent Women
22% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 70% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of web/multimedia management majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Web/Multimedia Management Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 103
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

How Much Do Web/Multimedia Management Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to web/multimedia management is $75,580. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with web/multimedia management require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to web/multimedia management have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 4.2%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 8.3%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 16.7%
Some College Courses 4.2%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 16.7%
Bachelor’s Degree 45.8%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 4.2%

Online Web/Multimedia Management Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 163 schools offered some type of web/multimedia management and webmaster program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 62 8
Certificate (1-2 years) 48 4
Certificate (2-4 Years) 2 0
Associate’s Degree 73 17
Bachelor’s Degree 4 3
Post-Baccalaureate 62 8
Master’s Degree 3 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Web/Multimedia Management Worth It?

The median salary for a web/multimedia management grad is $75,580 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 89% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $713,600 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to web/multimedia management.

Major Number of Grads
Computer & IS Security 17,695
Network & System Administration/Administrator 5,778
Information Technology Management 3,066
Computer Support Specialist 2,955
Information Technology Project Management 1,614
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1,521

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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