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Occupation information matching Computer Technician
15-1131.00   Computer Programmers

O*NET SOC Title
Computer Programmers
Lay Titles
Computer Analyst
Computer Game Programmer
Computer Language Coder
Computer Programmer
Computer Programmer Analyst
Information Technician
O*NET SOC Description
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
O*NET SOC Tasks
Collaborate with computer manufacturers and other users to develop new programming methods.
Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs.
Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.
Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer.
Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language.
Train users on the use and function of computer programs.
Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.
Detailed Work Activities
Develop computer or online applications.
Resolve computer software problems.
Teach others to use computer equipment or hardware.
Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
Train others in computer interface or software use.
Write computer programming code.