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Computer Programming

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Computer Programmer

What is Computer Programming?

Computer programmers write and test code for computer applications and software programs. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into executable instructions.

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Texas Career Snapshot

Computer Programmer

It’s all in the numbers. Choose your personal STEM path, and discover a multitude of possibilities. From certificate to doctorate and associate to graduate - learn more about creating your career in the world of STEM.

Total Jobs

7,823

Starting Salary

$52,041

Average

Median Salary

$83,641

Average

Experienced Salary

$127,196

Average

Jobs Added

-1274

Last 3 Years

Expected Job Growth in DFW

2%

Next 3 Years | National: 1%

Computer Programmer Educational Pathway

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The academic requirements for specific STEM career tracks vary as much as the disciplines. For some fields, an advanced degree is a must, but for others, it depends on your career goals. Whatever your path, here is a summary of the degree options available to you along the way.

  • Required Education: four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not
  • Entry Level Degree: bachelor's degree
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    High School Endorsement

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    Certificate

  • Associates

    Associate Degree

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    Bachelor's Degree Entry Level Degree

  • Masters

    Master's Degree

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