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Working As A Leadership Development Program

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $90,317

    Average Salary

What Does A Leadership Development Program Do

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. In addition, programmers test newly created applications and programs to ensure that they produce the expected results. If they do not work correctly, computer programmers check the code for mistakes and fix them.

Duties

Computer programmers typically do the following:

  • Write programs in a variety of computer languages, such as C++ and Java
  • Update and expand existing programs
  • Test programs for errors and fix the faulty lines of computer code responsible
  • Create and test code in an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Use code libraries, which are collections of independent lines of code, to simplify the writing

Programmers work closely with software developers, and in some businesses their duties overlap. When such overlap occurs, programmers can do work that is typical of developers, such as designing the program. Program design entails planning the software initially, creating models and flowcharts detailing how the code is to be written, writing and debugging code, and designing an application or systems interface. Programmers often use an IDE, which allows them to create, edit, and test code.

A program’s purpose determines the complexity of its computer code. For example, a weather application for a mobile device will require less programming than a social-networking application. Simpler programs can be written in less time. Complex programs, such as computer operating systems, can take a year or more to complete.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS), which consists of applications provided through the Internet, is a growing field. Although programmers typically need to rewrite their programs to work on different system platforms, such as Windows or OS X, applications created with SaaS work on all platforms. Accordingly, programmers writing SaaS applications may not have to rewrite as much code as other programmers do and can instead spend more time writing new programs.

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How To Become A Leadership Development Program

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages.

Education

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers who have an associate’s degree. Most programmers get a degree in computer science or a related subject. Programmers who work in specific fields, such as healthcare or accounting, may take classes in that field to supplement their degree in computer programming. In addition, employers value experience, which many students gain through internships.

Most programmers learn a few computer languages while in school. However, a computer science degree gives students the skills needed to learn new computer languages easily. During their classes, students receive hands-on experience writing code, testing programs, fixing errors, and doing many other tasks that they will perform on the job.

To keep up with changing technology, computer programmers may take continuing education and professional development seminars to learn new programming languages or about upgrades to programming languages they already know.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Programmers can become certified in specific programming languages or for vendor-specific programming products. Some companies require their computer programmers to be certified in the products they use.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in computer programming by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Advancement

Programmers who have general business experience may become computer systems analysts. With experience, some programmers may become software developers. They may also be promoted to managerial positions. For more information, see the profiles on computer systems analysts, software developers, and computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer programmers must understand complex instructions in order to create computer code.

Concentration. Programmers must be able to work at a computer, writing lines of code for long periods.

Detail oriented. Computer programmers must closely examine the code they write because a small mistake can affect the entire computer program.

Troubleshooting skills. An important part of a programmer’s job is to check the code for errors and fix any they find.

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Leadership Development Program Career Paths

Leadership Development Program
Mentor Program Coordinator Development Coordinator
Assistant Director Of Development
5 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Business Manager
Business Director
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Product Manager Business Manager
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Contracts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Operations Manager Program Manager
Deputy Program Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Operations Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Retail Sales Manager Account Executive Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Senior Business Analyst Senior Project Manager
Director Program Management
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Engagement Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Branch Manager Recruiter
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Retail Sales Manager General Manager Property Manager
Portfolio Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Controller Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Assistant Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Manager Program Director
Vice President Of Programming
5 Yearsyrs
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Leadership Development Program Demographics

Gender

Male

54.0%

Female

41.9%

Unknown

4.1%
Ethnicity

White

56.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Asian

13.2%

Black or African American

11.3%

Unknown

4.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.1%

French

9.9%

Mandarin

8.5%

Chinese

8.1%

Hindi

5.8%

Arabic

4.5%

Portuguese

4.0%

Italian

3.1%

German

2.7%

Japanese

2.7%

Vietnamese

2.2%

Korean

1.8%

Russian

1.8%

Gujarati

1.3%

Swahili

0.9%

Tamil

0.9%

Filipino

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Cantonese

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%
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Leadership Development Program Education

Schools

Michigan State University

8.9%

Pennsylvania State University

8.6%

Drexel University

7.8%

Cornell University

6.6%

University of Southern California

5.2%

University of Florida

5.2%

George Washington University

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.9%

University of Notre Dame

4.9%

Syracuse University

4.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.3%

Southern Methodist University

4.3%

Purdue University

4.3%

University of Pennsylvania

4.0%

Northwestern University

3.7%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.7%

Boston University

3.7%

Carnegie Mellon University

3.4%

Duke University

3.4%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.4%
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Majors

Business

30.8%

Finance

10.9%

Marketing

9.0%

Management

7.4%

Psychology

4.6%

Accounting

4.3%

Mechanical Engineering

3.5%

Communication

3.3%

Industrial Engineering

2.9%

Human Resources Management

2.9%

Supply Chain Management

2.9%

Political Science

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Economics

2.3%

Computer Science

2.2%

Education

1.7%

Educational Leadership

1.7%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.5%

Sociology

1.5%

International Business

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.0%

Masters

38.3%

Other

10.7%

Doctorate

2.8%

Certificate

2.3%

Associate

1.6%

Diploma

0.3%
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Real Leadership Development Program Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Leadership Development Program Participant Services UST American Tower Corporation Boston, MA Jul 29, 2016 $140,000
General Management Leadership Development Program IBM Corporation New York, NY Jul 27, 2012 $130,000
Retail Leadership Development Program Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Jul 03, 2016 $117,000
Retail Leadership Development Program Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Jun 01, 2015 $117,000
Retail Leadership Development Program Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Aug 12, 2015 $115,000
Retail Leadership Development Program Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Jul 06, 2015 $115,000
Financial Leadership Program W.R. Grace & Co. Columbia, MD Apr 20, 2015 $110,000
Financial Leadership Program W.R. Grace & Co. Columbia, MD Jun 16, 2015 $110,000
Technology Strategic Leadership Development Associ Essence Group Holdings Corporation Maryland Heights, MO Oct 01, 2012 $100,000
Actuarial and Analytics Leadership DEV. Program Participant The Travelers Indemnity Company Hartford, CT Dec 19, 2016 $95,368 -
$98,000
Leadership Develop. Program (MGR., Global Sustain. Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC Milwaukee, WI Oct 01, 2011 $95,000
Int'l Direct., Program In Trans. Urban Leadership Azusa Pacific University Los Angeles, CA Jan 01, 2013 $91,794
Global Information Systems Leadership Development Program Whirlpool Corporation Saint Joseph, MI Aug 29, 2015 $88,000
Human Resources Leadership Development Program Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI Sep 04, 2014 $85,000
Int'l Direct., Program In Trans. Urban Leadership Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA Jan 01, 2010 $84,828
Financial Leadership Program Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI Sep 12, 2015 $80,080
Finance Leadership Development Program Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI Sep 02, 2014 $80,080
Finance Leadership Program W. R. Grace & Co. Columbia, MD Oct 01, 2011 $79,331 -
$100,000
IT Leadership Development Program Participant Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Nov 17, 2016 $78,603 -
$121,900
IT Leadership Development Program Participant Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Carlsbad, CA Nov 17, 2016 $78,603 -
$121,900
Transformational Leadership Development Program Project Mana IBM India Private Limited Boca Raton, FL Nov 26, 2016 $77,997
IT Leadership Development Program Participant Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Waltham, MA Aug 27, 2016 $73,715 -
$121,900
Human Resources Leadership Development Program ASS Rolls-Royce North America OH Nov 01, 2010 $72,000
IT Leadership Development Program Participant Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Tewksbury, MA Aug 30, 2016 $67,059 -
$121,900
Actuarial Leadership Development Program Participa The Travelers Indemnity Company Hartford, CT Nov 21, 2011 $61,984 -
$64,000
Actuarial and Analytics Leadership DEV. Program PA The Travelers Indemnity Company Hartford, CT Aug 09, 2012 $61,859 -
$65,000
Actuarial Leadership Development Program Participa The Travelers Indemnity Company Hartford, CT Aug 13, 2012 $61,859 -
$65,000

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Top Skills for A Leadership Development Program

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  1. Leadership
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Development Program
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  • Interfaced closely with corporate leadership to integrate development efforts with future Repository Manager software solution.
  • Organize funds, prepare financial statements, and help president make financial decisions.
  • Hired as part of a management development program designed to create marketing management with a broad background in automotive operations.
  • Represented system leadership on initiatives with Uptown Consortium, a community development corporation focused on improving Uptown Cincinnati.
  • Facilitated strategic planning sessions among residents, staff, community leaders, local businesses as a way of promoting community development.

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