COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Analyst Programmer, Application Programmer Analyst, Computer Programmer, Computer Programmer Analyst, Internet Programmer, Java Developer, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Web Applications Programmer, Web Programmer

JOB TASKS

  • Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.

  • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.

  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.

  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.

  • Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $48.57/hr. $101,030 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Decline (-1% or Lower)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 10,400

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree

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