• Computer Programmers
  • Information Technology
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 92,440
    $55,540 range bar $152,790
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Computer programmers create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. They work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals.

What do they typically do

  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements
  • Make appropriate changes and recheck programs to correct errors
  • Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the program
  • Apply knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic to write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow charts and diagrams
  • Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software
  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory and storing or retrieving data
  • Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes
  • Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they produce desired information and have accurate instructions
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