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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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Hispanic or Latino6.7%
Black or African American1.6%
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More Tech Institute11.3%
University of Phoenix9.2%
University of Houston8.5%
New Jersey Institute of Technology7.0%
Illinois Institute of Technology5.6%
George Mason University4.9%
Wayne State University4.2%
University of Memphis4.2%
Texas A&M University4.2%
University of Missouri - Saint Louis3.5%
University of Bridgeport3.5%
Old Dominion University3.5%
University of Maryland - University College3.5%
Northern Illinois University3.5%
University of Texas at Arlington2.8%
International Technological University2.8%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Oracle Developer||Heitmeyer Group LLC||Bloomfield Hills, MI||Sep 23, 2015||$240,005|
|Senior Oracle Developer||AIG Employee Services, Inc.||Wilton, CT||Oct 05, 2015||$160,000|
|Oracle ERP Developer||Judge Technical Services, Inc.||Tampa, FL||Nov 26, 2015||$158,612|
|Oracle EBS Developer||Cybecys, Inc.||Tarrytown, NY||Dec 10, 2016||$156,000|
|Senior Oracle Developer||Sagarsoft, Inc.||Reston, VA||Jul 27, 2016||$154,438|
|Senior Oracle Developer||AIG Global Asset Management Holdings Corporation||Wilton, CT||Feb 10, 2015||$153,000|
|Oracle Developer||Ziontech Solutions, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Nov 19, 2015||$153,000|
|Senior Oracle Developer||AIG Employee Services, Inc.||Wilton, CT||Jan 01, 2016||$153,000|
|Senior Oracle Developer||AIG Employee Services, Inc.||Wilton, CT||Sep 16, 2016||$153,000|
|Senior Oracle Developer||Linkedin Corporation||Sunnyvale, CA||Aug 19, 2015||$152,776 -
|Senior Oracle BRM Developer||Prokarma, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Aug 15, 2015||$150,000 -
|Oracle BPM Suite Developer||Fast Switch Ltd||Columbus, OH||Jun 07, 2016||$146,090|
|SR. Oracle Apps/ADF Developer||Vburst Software LLC||Delano, CA||May 01, 2016||$145,600|
|Senior Oracle Developer||The Mathworks, Inc.||Natick, MA||Sep 27, 2016||$99,490|
|Oracle Apps Developer I||Propelsys Technologies LLC||Denver, CO||Jan 21, 2015||$99,480|
|Oracle Apps Developer I||Propelsys Technologies LLC||Plano, TX||Oct 27, 2016||$98,883|
|Oracle Apps Developer I||Propelsys Technologies LLC||Plano, TX||Oct 13, 2016||$98,883|
|Oracle Apps Developer I||Propelsys Technologies LLC||Plano, TX||Dec 10, 2016||$98,883|
|Senior Oracle Developer||Newpark Resources, Inc.||Katy, TX||Jan 21, 2016||$98,804|
|Oracle Developer||World Wide Technology Holding Company, Inc.||Maryland Heights, MO||Dec 10, 2015||$77,000 -
|Oracle Developer||World Wide Technology Holding Company, Inc.||Saint Louis, MO||Dec 10, 2015||$77,000 -
|Junior Oracle Developer||AIG Employee Services, Inc.||Wilton, CT||Aug 23, 2016||$77,000|
|Oracle Developer||Cyberthink Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Aug 15, 2016||$77,000|
|Oracle EBS Developer I||Esolutions America, Inc.||Waukee, IA||Jan 13, 2015||$76,960|
|Senior Oracle Developer||CYMA Systems Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Oct 25, 2016||$76,900|
|Oracle Developer II||SREE Infotech LLC||Irving, TX||Jun 26, 2015||$76,800 -
|Oracle ATG Developer||Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc., (Formerly MBT International, Inc.)||GA||Oct 23, 2015||$76,800|
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