|Quick Facts: Computer Programmers|
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.
Programmers usually work in offices, most commonly in the computer systems design and related services industry.
Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages.
Overall employment of computer programmers is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for computer programmers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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