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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer programmers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer programmers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer programmers, by average wage, is Electronics stores. Computer programmers are paid most in Riverdale, Fieldston & Kingsbridge PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Brighton Beach & Coney Island PUMA, NY.


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Demographic information on Computer programmers in the US. The average age of male Computer programmers in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Computer programmers is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer programmers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Computer programmers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer programmers is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Computer programmers hold a major in Communication Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer programmers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer programmers need many skills, but most especially Programming, Reading Comprehension, and Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer programmers need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Computer programmers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Computer programmers are expected to see a growth of -7.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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