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Computer programmers work as translators, taking the work of computer engineers and system analysts who design programs and turning them into the programs that appear on computer screens in everyday life. Computer programming involves taking the basics of a computer program and turning it into a logical series of commands for the computer to follow, setting those commands into computer programming languages like C++.

Education and Career Opportunities in Computer Programming

For some positions, associate's degrees from computer programming degree programs may be enough to find a good job. Some computer programming jobs require a certificate, but others require a bachelor's in computer programming. Most computer programming jobs require a degree in one of the following: math, computer sciences, or information systems technology. In addition, some computer programming degree programs offer certification in specific applications. Certification can prove the candidate has a higher level of skill in certain computer programming areas, which can be a competitive advantage. Job opportunities in computer programming are expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 21 percent increase from 2008-2018. Mean annual wages for computer programmers were $74,690 in 2009.



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