What Can I Do? Computer Programmer

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.[1]

Entry Level Education – Bachelor’s degree

2019 Median Pay – $86,550 ($41.61/hour)

Job outlook – 9%

What they do: Computer programmers or Software Developers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.[1] Computer programmers also create apps and help to create and maintain systems.

Where do I start: Learn a program

Certifications: There are several developer related certifications but the best way to show your work is a portfolio such as a GitHub page or other collection of your work

Microsoft Technology Associate Developer

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer

Where do they fall in the NIST[2] – Software Developers fall under the Software Development Specialty Area

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm

[2] https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf

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