The job of the applications programmer is to (1) review job specifications provided by the system analyst and end user and (2) plan, code, test, and document a programming solution which takes the available data input and produces the desired output in the form of a printed report or a screen display.
The programming language(s) used depends on the nature of the problem and the languages available to the programmer at his/her installation. Programmers need above average communications and math skills. Programmers also need to possess the qualities of patience, perseverance, and preciseness, and should enjoy working in a team environment and also be able to work independently.
What You'll Learn
- Design and code production software applications.
- Analyze complex organizational problems.
- Develop design specifications.
- Use industry standard database management systems to support their applications.
- Private industry
- Government agencies
- Programmers may work as Technical, Applications or Production Programmers; Database or Systems Support Specialists; Applications Programmers; Technical Programmers; Systems Analyst; MIS Coordinators; Test or Systems Analysts; Junior and Senior Programmer-Analysts and many other positions in this diverse field.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Minnesota Mutual
- Wells Fargo Bank
- State of Minnesota
- Northwest Airlines
- Programs emphasize training for industry certification.
- Jobs for computer programmers for all types of computer systems are found throughout the country with opportunities for good earning and rapid advancement.