We break down the percentage of Programmers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
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Before becoming a programmer, 67.2% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 12.8% programmers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most programmers have a college degree. But about one out of every eight programmers didn't attend college at all.
Those programmers who do attend college, typically earn either a computer science degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for programmers include a computer information systems degree or a electrical engineering degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a programmer. We've found that most programmer resumes include experience from General Dynamics, Epic Games Store, and ZeniMax Media. Of recent, General Dynamics had 191 positions open for programmers. Meanwhile, there are 14 job openings at Epic Games Store and 8 at ZeniMax Media.
Since salary is important to some programmers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Advent Software, Energen, and Fortinet. If you were to take a closer look at Advent Software, you'd find that the average programmer salary is $113,891. Then at Energen, programmers receive an average salary of $112,503, while the salary at Fortinet is $107,854.
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For the most part, programmers make their living in the technology and professional industries. Programmers tend to make the most in the insurance industry with an average salary of $77,087. The programmer annual salary in the technology and finance industries generally make $75,533 and $74,400 respectively. Additionally, programmers who work in the insurance industry make 9.4% more than programmers in the manufacturing Industry.