Computer programming

Christian Boychuk


Programming is a process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable computer programs. Programming involves activities such as analysis, developing understanding, generating algorithms, verification of requirements of algorithms including their correctness and resources consumption, and coding

Pay and degree

The BLS reports the median annual wage for computer programmers was $77,550 in 2014. The best-paid 10 percent in the field made approximately $127,640, while the bottom 10 percent made approximately $44,140. If you want to become a computer programmer, it's a good idea to earn an IT degree. While most employers require a bachelor's degree, some will hire experienced individuals with an associate's degree or certificate.