Information Technology

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    Computer Programmer is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Computer Programmers write, test, develop, and maintain software programs. Every function on a computer, from typing to altering photos, is the work of a piece of software.


    • Earnings Range: $40,000 – 100,000

    Level of Education

    • 2-Year College or Technical Training
    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Analyze tasks that programs are needed to perform
    • Plan a framework for a program that can perform the required tasks
    • Write out line-by-line instructions in a programming language
    • Document their work
    • Test software to ensure that it is working

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Research skills
    • Writing skills
    • Time management skills
    • Think logically and creatively
    • Detail-oriented


    • Work for software companies, governments, and large businesses
    • Some work as independent consultants
    • Most work 40 to 50 hours a week
    • Work in offices in front of computers
    • May travel to meet with clients

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