Computer Programmer

Just what is a computer programmer

Job Description

Here is just a brief job description of a computer programmer.

A Computer Programmer spends most of their time creating software. Computer Programmers also try and fix problems like bugs and viruses on computers. Computer Programmers also design and create drawings and video games.

Skills Needed For Job

The basic skills needed to be a Computer Programmer include:

  • Care and Craftsmanship
  • Attention to detail
  • good memory
  • an ability to think abstractly on several levels


The education you need to be a Computer Programmer are:

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science
  • Specialization in programming
  • Almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree

What Schools Offer A Program For This Career

Stanford University - Stanford, California

Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin


$78,260 per year or about $7,000 a month

Future Job Outlook

Getting into computer programming is going to be a little challenging. Out of 100 jobs, 7 of them are computer programming. Which is lower than adverage.

Overall Look

Becoming a Computer Programmer can get you a good amount of money. Computer Programming can be a interesting job for everyone and I suggest you try it out.