Computer Programmer

Median Annual Wage

$93,340 or $44.88/hr
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

440
North Carolina
88
% Bachelor’s degree
9
% Associate’s degree

Job Outlook

-2%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

6,820
North Carolina
Computer programmers are fluent in computer languages and tap into that knowledge to tell computers how to act. This often involves teaching computers how to respond to users and other stimuli by coding instructions into a machine-readable form, which, in turn, creates computer programs and software packages.

Students interested in this field can learn more about what to expect through the Durham Tech Information Technology program. Courses cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.