A Day in the Life

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.


Also Known As...

Web Designers can have different titles at different organizations. Here are the top job titles associated with this career:

  • Programmer
  • .Net Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • Junior Software Engineers
  • SQL Developers

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By the Numbers

Between July 2019 and June 2020, there were 162,741 unique jobs posted for Computer Programmers in the US. The average monthly number of hires during the same period was 7,188 with a median salary of $84,282. Source: EMSI

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How to Get There

  • Foundation: Introduction to Programming
  • Intermediate: Introduction to Design Languages
  • Advanced: Programming and Web Design

The foundational track focuses on the core programming languages used by the biggest web sites. Knowing these programming languages opens the door to web and applications development as well as other opportunities such as data analytics and data science.

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