• Computer Programmers
  • Information Technology
  • 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

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