What Does A Computer Programmer/Analyst Do?
A computer programmer writes the codes (instructions) that allow computer systems and software to function efficiently. An analyst maintains and supports computer systems by assisting users with issues. A programmer/analyst may engage in all of these tasks at times.
How Do I Become A Computer Programmer/Analyst?
A four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field may be required to obtain this position. A higher degree (master’s or doctorate) in a related field, which may take an additional two-five years to earn, would be more valuable.
What is the Average Salary For A Computer Programmer/Analyst?
High – 130,000
Median – 79,000
Low – 45,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Computer Programmer/Analyst?
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Computer Science
What Is The Work Environment For A Computer Programmer/Analyst?
Programmer/analysts typically work for organizations involved in computer system design, software, finance, insurance, or manufacturing.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Computer Programmer/Analyst?
There will likely be a lot of competition for these positions because of the way many companies hire people in other parts of the world (where wages are lower) to complete this work.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada