Computer Programmer

Median Annual Wage

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

Annual Job Openings

North Carolina
% Bachelor’s degree
% Associate’s degree

Job Outlook

North Carolina

Total Number Employed

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.