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Computer programmers write instructions that tell computers what to do in a computer language, or code, that the computer understands—including applications that are provided through the Internet (known as software-as-a-service). Software applications are used to perform many tasks, such as searching for information, editing photographs, writing text, playing games, or making purchases. There are approximately 289,420 computer programmers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Systems Analyst, Computer Manager, or Software Application Developer

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