CODING / COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
Turn your knack for computers into a career.
Become a Coder/Computer Programmer.
CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:
Salary Range Potential:
$45,000 - $100,000+/YEAR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL DEGREE
PROBLEM-SOLVING + COMPUTER SKILLS
Types of Employers:
SOFTWARE COMPANIES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, ELECTRIC POWER COMPANIES, HEALTHCARE COMPANIES
Who tells computers what to do? You do, as a Computer Programmer / Coder.
Basically, Programmers convert software programs that are designed by software engineers into instructions that computers can follow. Programmers also create, adapt, modify, maintain and trouble-shoot programs. Without Programmers, today’s sophisticated computer systems would be unable to function.
Educational requirements vary. In most cases, employers require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. However, programmers with relevant work experience may only need a certificate or associate degree.
If you have an aptitude for computers, this may be the ideal career for you. Learn more about training resources available in Mississippi today.
AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES
RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,9250%
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,1770%
RETAIL TRADE - $24,9560%
REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,1720%
TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,2820%
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (COMPUTER PROGRAMMING)
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING