Information About Computer Programmers

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Training

Computer programmers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Computer programmers
Training for Computer Programmers
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 5.0
Some College 14.4
Associates Degree 10.0
Bachelors Degree 49.8
Masters Degree 18.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.2

Employment

Represents about 426,000 people in the United States- 5.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 12,000 less computer programmers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 80,000 more.


This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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