Computer Programmer Jobs for the United States
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Welcome to our Programmer Jobs site. Here you will find a current list of programming jobs for each state within the United States. If you are a programmer who is currently seeking employment, you should find this site useful.
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The following data should be interesting to the programmer who resides within the United States. This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment Statistics for the Computer Programmer
States with the highest concentration of computer programmers with annual salary:
(highest at top)
New Jersey $83,000
District of Columbia $73,790
New York $73,430
Top paying States with annual salary:
(highest at top)
New Jersey $83,000
Mean annual salary:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of computer programmers with annual salary:
Edison, NJ Metropolitan Division $83,360
Boulder, CO $86,520
Durham, NC $82,730
Carson City, NV $69,790
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY $62,100
Top paying metropolitan areas:
Winchester, VA-WV $105,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $100,700
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY $97,800
Rochester, MN $95,770
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA $94,850
Industries with the highest level of employment:
(highest at top)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Top paying industries:
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $97,330
Monetary Authorities – Central Bank $85,620
Other Telecommunications $85,520
Other Financial Investment Activities $84,660
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage $84,470
The typical education preparation for a computer programmer is a bachelor degree in computer science. For a limited number of programming jobs, a two year degree may be adequate. But to be competitive in this job market, you really need a four year degree and relevant experience and or certification in the area of programming you want to work.
If you want to be a system programmer, you must have a bachelor degree and must be able to work with database systems, such as DB2, Oracle, or Sybase. Knowledge of traditional programming languages is important, but today employers are putting a greater emphasis on object-oriented languages such as C++ and Java. Certification and or experience in these programming languages is needed if you want to be competitive in today’s job market.
The bottom line to educational preparation to be a computer programmer is that you need relevant experience, certification, and or appropriate technical training in the specific computer programming language or languages that you want to work in. A college degree gives you a foundation for the building of these necessary credentials.
Employment of computer programmers is expected to decline slowly, decreasing by 4% during the time period of 2006 to 2016. This is due in part to offshore outsourcing and programming jobs now being completed by other computer workers such as computer software engineers. Programmers with a bachelors degree and experience with a variety of programming languages and tools will have the best job prospects.
Although employment for programmers is expected to decline, job openings will result from programmers leaving the profession. The languages that are in demand today include C++, Java, and other object-oriented languages, and job prospects will be best for those programmers who have expertise with these programming languages.
Source for the above data:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
For more information about the computer programmer go to Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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