Computer Programmers

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Occupation Description

Computer programmers design, test, and edit code, forms and scripts to allow computer applications to run. They work within set parameters created by software developers. They often also work with software developers by analyzing end user needs and creating solutions through software and develop and write programs that store, locate and retrieve data as needed.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

316790

Job Openings By 2020

128000

Growth Rate

12%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors Degree In Computer Science

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth