A computer programmer writes the codes (instructions) that allow computer systems and software to function efficiently.
A four-year bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field may be required in order 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.
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.
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Computer programmers typically work for organizations involved in computer system design, software, finance, insurance, or manufacturing.
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