In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Writing code that allows computer programs to function properly.
- Testing new programs to ensure that they operate as expected, and fixing them if necessary.
- Working closely with software developers, who design the frameworks for which the computer programmers write the code.
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Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for one of the following certifications:
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), many different options
Licensure is not required to work as a Computer Programmer.