Being a programmer can be an exciting career choice for the right team oriented problem solvers. Computer Science, Business Information Systems or mathematics are the typical bachelor degree’s to pursue when interested in a programming career. In the High Tech world, programmers conquer real life business challenges by making organizations more efficient. That’s accomplished though detailed processes developing, testing and implementing IT solutions. Working with Analysts, management and others programmers to articulate details into technical specifications is critical. Once the specifications are complete, you begin to write the code and test the systems to maintain accuracy. Opportunities are endless given the industry continues to expand and technology is changing every day. Management, IT consulting, and a variety of training and teaching opportunities arise quickly with solid entry level programming experience.
Many engineering jobs also now include some levels of programming or share some of the same thought processes that programming use. Programmers can seek employment in nearly every industry and the end products can vary widely. For example in the retail industry apps are developed for the customer and involve mobile development. Those same apps may require code to be written to take the data collected into the primary inventory, customer service, accounting or social media systems of the retail organization. Each of those enterprise applications are developed by programmers and may also connect to several other types of analytical or financial systems.
There are many types of programming languages and they are taught in many different methods. Not all programming jobs require a college education, but many employers prefer a formal education of some type. A self-taught employee can enter the field of development by showcases the programs they have already developed.
Jobs that work with programmers include business analyst, user interface designers, product managers, and quality assurance testers.