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Information Technology Careers. IT Career Description. Computer Programmer - Computer programmers write , test, and maintain programs or software that tell the computer what to do . They also make detailed logical flow charts to code computer language.

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it career description
IT Career Description
  • ComputerProgrammer-
  • Computer programmers write , test, and maintain programs or software that tell the computer what to do .
  • They also make detailed logical flow charts to code computer language.
  • They develop the computer programs that store, locate, and retrieve data.
  • In this career they also create web sites.
interesting facts about this it career
Interesting Facts about this IT Career
  • Hourly wages range from$23.97 to $41.41
  • Nearly half of all computer programmers held a bachelor’s degree in 2002; about 1 in 5 held a graduate degree.
skills required for this it career
Skills Required for this IT Career
  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Information Organization - Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
skills required continued
Skills required continued…
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.
education required for this it career
Education Required for this IT Career
  • The majority of Computer Programmers have a bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or information systems.
  • Employers hiring Programmers for scientific or engineering applications prefer college graduates with a degree in computer or information science, mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences.