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COMPUTER PROGRAMMER



Computer programmers create and test code that enables computer applications and programs to operate. They may convert software developers' and engineers' designs into usable code. They may also update or increase the code of existing programs, as well as test them for flaws, locating and fixing incorrect lines of code.




COMPUTER PROGRAMMER
CAREER AS A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER




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Who is a Computer Programmer?


An expert who writes, tests, debugs, and maintains the detailed instructions known as computer programmes that devices should adhere to in order to carry out their functions is referred to as a computer programmer. To resolve computer problems, computer programmers also develop, test, and conceptualise logical frameworks.



What are the roles of a Computer Programmer?

  • Computer programmers create and test code that enables computer applications and programs to operate. They may convert software developers' and engineers' designs into usable code. They may also update or increase the code of existing programs, as well as test them for flaws, locating and fixing incorrect lines of code. Creating and testing new software code

  • Existing programs are being updated.

  • Detecting and repairing coding mistakes

  • Rewriting programs for several operating systems.

  • Protect programs against cybersecurity risks.


What Education do you need to become a Computer Programmer?

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or computer engineering is usually required for a career as a computer programmer. Some students continue their education by earning a master's degree in computer science. When you consider the opportunities that become available with such expertise, pursuing a graduate degree may be a worthwhile investment.

  • Some companies may simply require an associate degree, and most associate degree programs are completed in two years. If you choose this path, you must demonstrate your programming job experience to compensate for a less advanced degree.


What skills does a Computer Programmer need?

  • Patience

  • Passion for computers

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Efficient

  • Operational Design Thinking ‘

  • Good Abstract Thinking


What are the top Universities in India which provide Computer Programmer related courses?

  • Thapar University.

  • Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur.

  • Vellore Institute of Technology.

  • Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore.

  • Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata.

  • Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay.

  • Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi.

What are the top Universities abroad which provide Computer Programmer related courses?

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

  • Stanford University, USA

  • Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • University of Cambridge, UK


What are the pros & cons of working as a Computer Programmer?


Pros:

  • High job satisfactory rate

  • Can work remotely

  • Access to many freelance opportunities

Cons:

  • Most of your salary is sedentary

  • Highly competitive profession

  • Mostly you get to work in a fast faced environment


How much do Computer programmers earn?


Computer Programmer salaries in India range from 0.9 Lakhs to 18.9 Lakhs per year, with an average yearly pay of 3.7 Lakhs. Whereas in USA, in 2020, the median income for computer programmers was $89,190. The highest-paid quarter earned $116,220 that year, while the lowest-paid quarter earned $67,370.





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