Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Entry Level: $23.24/hr
Growth for Computer Programmers
|2015 Jobs|| 2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Computer Programmers
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|Computer Systems Design Services||95||26.0%||2.5%
|Custom Computer Programming Services||65||17.8%||2.8%
|Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals||15||4.1%||0.6%
|Computer Facilities Management Services||15||4.0%||2.7%
- Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.
Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
- Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.
- Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
- Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.