Computer programmer Jacob Torres


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Requirements/how to become a Computer programmer.

  • Entry requirements for the field are low and the basics needed to begin can be learned in as little as six months or the person could even teach themselves computer languages as companies sometimes look for persons with knowledge of one or two computer languages.
  • Undergraduate certificates and associate's degrees are sometimes good enough for some entry-level positions in computer programming , usually only if the applicant has a good amount of work experience
  • Programmers Should hold at least a bachelor's degree in a field such as computer science, mathematics or information systems.
  • Average courses in a computer programming program go over programming logic, system design and development, programming languages, database management and structured query language.

Job Description


Computer programmers are responsible for creating programs that are necessary for a computer to run operations. Many large corporations hire computer programmers in order to more effectively store company data and help run day-to-day operations. In order to do this most computer programmers need to be knowledgeable in computer languages, mostly C++ as it is the most widely used computer language in todays industry.Computer programmers also deal with programs when they need to be repaired, changed, or added to another program already in place. In addition, the programmer may have to aid in identifying a customer’s needs when using the software.

Salary

Computer programmers are not just employed in areas pertaining to computer maintenance and programming. They are also found within the areas of financing, insurance companies, and company's that produce software. As such the salary of a computer programmer has a wide range going from as low as $40,080 to as much as $111,450 annually. Someone with a computer science major who has graduated with a bachelors degree could have a starting salary of $61,407.



Benefits


Completely flexible work schedule whether you are a freelance or contracted computer programmer. So long as the job gets done by the deadline a computer programmer has complete control as to when he starts leaving room for any number of other jobs. Entry requirements for the field are low and the basics needed to begin can be learned in as little as six months or the person could even teach themselves computer languages as companies sometimes look for persons with knowledge of one or two computer languages.
The demand for computer programmers never goes down because the pace that computer technology advances require more and more people with knowledge of the new technology. So long as the computer programmer decides to learn new computer languages S/he will remain competitive in the field.





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