Web Administrator  What They Do

Just the Facts


Manages web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Performs testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Information Support and Services pathway, Web and Digital Communications pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Monitors systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and reports security breaches to appropriate personnel.
  • Identifies or documents backup or recovery plans.
  • Backs up or modifies applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
  • Corrects testing-identified problems, or recommends actions for their resolution.
  • Identifies, standardizes, and communicates levels of access and security.
  • Determines sources of Web page or server problems, and takes action to correct such problems.
  • Implements updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
  • Implements Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Collaborates with development teams to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues.
  • Tests issues such as system integration, performance, and system security on a regular schedule or after any major program modifications.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Overtime work

Specialty and Similar Careers

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