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Web Administrator  What They Do

Just the Facts


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

This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Network Systems pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Backs up or modifies applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
  • Determines sources of web page or server problems, and takes action to correct such problems.
  • Reviews or updates web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.
  • Monitors systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and reports security breaches to appropriate personnel.
  • Implements web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Administers internet/intranet infrastructure, including components such as web, file transfer protocol (FTP), news and mail servers.
  • Collaborates with development teams to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues.
  • Tests backup or recovery plans regularly and resolves any problems.
  • Monitors web developments through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Implements updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.

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

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Systems Administrator -- Oversees networks and ensures security of information.