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Computer Programmers

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.

Computer Programmers

About this Career Path

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Also known as

15-1131

Environment

Programmers usually work in offices, most commonly in the computer systems design and related services industry.

Computer Programmers

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Salary Breakdown

Computer Programmers

$65,000

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$39,000

ENTRY LEVEL

$65,000

MID LEVEL

$97,000

EXPERT LEVEL

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Current Available & Projected Jobs

Computer Programmers

310

Current Available Jobs

5,030

Projected job openings through 2028

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Job Titles

Computer Programmers

JOB TITLE

Junior Programmer

Skill Level - Entry

JOB TITLE

Computer Programmer

Skill Level - Mid

JOB TITLE

Manager/Senior Programmer

Skill Level - Advanced

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Top Expected Tasks

Computer Programmers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Computer Programmers

K

KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

S

SKILL

Programming

S

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

S

SKILL

Active Listening

A

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Information Ordering

A

ABILITY

Near Vision

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

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