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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|SR. Ssrs Reports Developer||Devcool Inc.||Pleasanton, CA||Jan 11, 2016||$152,000|
|Data Analytics and Reporting Developer||Populus Group LLC||Golden Valley, MN||Aug 10, 2015||$146,090|
|Program Manager, IM and Core Reporting Development||Yardi Systems, Inc.||Goleta, CA||Aug 17, 2016||$140,982|
|Hyperion Essbase/Planning/Reporting Developer||Judge Technical Services Inc.||Chester, PA||Feb 01, 2016||$135,655|
|Microstrategy Reports Developer||Move, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 03, 2015||$130,000 -
|Senior Reports Developer||Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC||New York, NY||Nov 16, 2015||$127,085|
|Senior Reports Developer||Thomson Reuters Markets LLC||New York, NY||Sep 01, 2015||$126,422|
|Regulatory Reporting Developer||Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 08, 2016||$125,000|
|Bi/Reporting Developer III, Senior||Arrow Electronics, Inc.||Englewood, CO||Dec 17, 2016||$121,496|
|Bi/Reporting Developer III, Senior||Arrow Electronics Inc.||Englewood, CO||Dec 17, 2015||$121,496|
|Enterprise Systems Reports Developer||Move, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jun 01, 2015||$120,000|
|Analytic Reporting Developer||Peacehealth||Vancouver, WA||Jul 06, 2015||$88,088|
|Software Engineer/Obiee Reports Developer Senior||Hance Incorporated||Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ||Dec 31, 2015||$87,298 -
|Software Engineer/Obiee Reports Developer Senior||Hance Incorporated||Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ||Nov 30, 2015||$87,298 -
|Senior Reporting Developer||American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Durham, NC||Jun 08, 2015||$87,000 -
|Reports Developer||Laureate Education, Inc.||Baltimore, MD||Jan 03, 2016||$86,000 -
|Reports Developer||Laureate Education, Inc.||McLean, VA||Mar 15, 2016||$86,000 -
|Developer-Reporting||EXCO Resources, Inc.||Dallas, TX||Oct 15, 2016||$85,200 -
|Reports Developer (Computer Systems Analyst)||Acentia LLC||Columbia, MD||Aug 31, 2015||$74,826|
|Analytic Reporting Developer||Peacehealth||Vancouver, WA||Dec 22, 2015||$74,443 -
|Ssrs Data Reporting Developer||California Creative Solutions, Inc.||Rancho Cucamonga, CA||Sep 15, 2016||$73,212|
|SR. Reports Developer||Gemini Consulting & Services, LLC||Farmington Hills, MI||May 07, 2015||$73,000|
|Developer I-Reports||Ozburn-Hessey Logistics||Brentwood, TN||Sep 14, 2015||$73,000|
|Bi/Reports Developer||AVCO Consulting Inc.||Worcester, MA||Jul 31, 2015||$72,987|
|Reporting Developer||Technumen, Inc.||Piscataway, NJ||Aug 31, 2016||$72,010|
|Reports Developer||Ventois, Inc.||Shrewsbury, MA||Aug 27, 2015||$72,000|
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