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Working As A Programming Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Stressful

  • $38,280

    Average Salary

What Does A Programming Specialist Do

A Programming Specialist tests, maintains, and monitors computer programs and systems. They coordinate the installation of computer programs and systems.

How To Become A Programming Specialist

Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.

Education

Although a high school diploma is typically required, some employers prefer to hire workers who have relevant work experience or education beyond high school. A certificate or an associate’s degree in a subject such as human services, gerontology (working with older adults), or social or behavioral science is common for workers entering this occupation.

Human service degree programs train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crisis. Many programs include fieldwork to give students hands-on experience.

The level of education that social and human service assistants have completed often determines the responsibilities they are given. Those with a high school diploma are likely to do lower level work, such as helping clients fill out paperwork. Assistants with some college education may coordinate program activities or manage a group home.

Although postsecondary education is important, some employers may prefer or allow for applicants who have related work experience. In some cases, candidates may substitute such experience in place of postsecondary education. 

Training

Many social and human service assistants, particularly those without any postsecondary education, undergo a period of on-the-job training. Because such workers often are dealing with multiple clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, on-the-job training in case management helps prepare them to respond appropriately to the different needs and situations of their clients.

Advancement

For social and human service assistants, additional education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Social and human service assistants talk with clients about the challenges in their lives and assist them in getting help. These workers must be able to listen to their clients and to communicate the clients’ needs to organizations that can help them.

Compassion. Social and human service assistants often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Social and human service assistants must make their clients feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues. Assistants also need to build relationships with other service providers to become familiar with all of the resources that are available in their communities.

Organizational skills. Social and human service assistants often must complete lots of paperwork and work with many different clients. They must be organized in order to ensure that the paperwork is filed properly and that clients are getting the help they need.

Problem-solving skills. Social and human service assistants help clients find solutions to their problems. They must be able to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer practical solutions.

Time-management skills. Social and human service assistants often work with many clients. They must manage their time effectively to ensure that their clients are getting the attention they need.

Some employers require a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver’s license.

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Real Programming Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Program Specialist Uber Technologies Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 16, 2016 $155,000
Technical Program Specialist Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 27, 2015 $152,901
Senior Programming Specialist Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc. Cambridge, MA Nov 01, 2016 $125,000
Engineering Program Specialist Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 01, 2016 $116,199 -
$121,199
Senior Programming Specialist, Cdrr, BDM Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Jul 14, 2015 $114,355
Senior Programming Specialist, Cdrr BDM Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Jul 09, 2015 $114,355
Systems Analyst/Programming Specialist Integrated Technology Solutions, Inc. Baltimore, MD May 30, 2016 $113,800
Systems Analyst/Programming Specialist Integrated Technology Solutions, Inc. Baltimore, MD Feb 05, 2016 $113,800
Senior Advancement Program Specialist Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC Jun 01, 2013 $112,774
Senior Programming Specialist Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Sep 30, 2016 $111,016
Program Specialist West Virginia University Morgantown, WV Aug 13, 2016 $110,427
Senior Programming Specialist Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Florham Park, NJ Aug 04, 2016 $107,158
SR. Programming Specialist Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Dec 14, 2015 $107,000
Senior Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Lowell, AR Jun 01, 2016 $97,406
Statistical Programming Specialist, Novartis Oncology Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Mar 15, 2016 $95,410
Design and Programming Specialist-Advanced Applications Climatec, LLC Irvine, CA Dec 09, 2016 $95,243
Programming Specialist Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Mar 24, 2014 $95,000
Programming Specialist Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ May 16, 2016 $95,000
SR Programming Specialist, Cdrr Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ Sep 11, 2014 $94,756
Senior Programming Specialist, Onc-Bu Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Florham Park, NJ Aug 14, 2013 $94,000
Program Specialist Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Washington, DC Apr 27, 2016 $92,581
SR. Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Jan 10, 2015 $69,472
SR. Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Oct 01, 2015 $69,472
SR. Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Nov 03, 2013 $68,973 -
$78,775
SR. Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Feb 17, 2014 $68,973
SR. Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Jan 01, 2014 $68,973 -
$78,775
Senior Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR May 14, 2015 $68,245
Senior Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Jul 21, 2015 $68,245
SR. Programming Specialist J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lowell, AR Mar 01, 2013 $67,496

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Top Skills for A Programming Specialist

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Top Programming Specialist Skills

  1. Technical Assistance
  2. Procedures
  3. Financial Assistance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide technical assistance to elementary and secondary schools throughout the East coast.
  • Conduct addiction relapse prevention groups Coordinate substance abuse testing procedures Individual & Group Counseling Student Referrals Crisis Intervention Case Management
  • Coordinated appointments for individuals for medical, psychological, and financial assistance.
  • Conducted training sessions to educate both consumers and other services employees on Program policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Received community recognition for creative programming with Cabbage Patch Safety Town.

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