Computer Programmer

About Them

What they do:

Write Code to Create Software


Work Environment:

Work in offices mostly in computer systems design industry


How to become one:

Most have a bachelor’s degree but some employers hire people with an associate’s degree. Most specialize in a few programming languages.


Pay:

Median annual pay was $74,280 in 2012


Job Outlook:

Employment expected to raise 8% from 2012 to 2022 (about as fast as average). Can be done from anywhere in the world.