Computer Programmer

$102,040 earning potential

Computer Systems analysts, or Computer Programmers, work on the hardware and networking side of the computer industry. They analyze data processing problems and procedures that allow them to implement and improve existing computer systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow and scheduling limitations.

This option is for you if:

You’re fascinated by computers and technology

You recognize patterns

You have an analytical mind

You understand networking fundamentals (i.e. switches, routers, cabling and fiber)

You love solving problems

You enjoy working in teams

You’d describe yourself as a patient person

LANDON ROBERTS

TECHNICAL ANALYST

High school: Portageville High School

Age: 28

Where I trained: Arkansas Northeastern College

What I Earned: Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications

SALARY INFO:

HIGH-END EARNERS IN ARKANSAS (TOP 10%):

$ 0

AVAILABLE WAGES IN ARKANSAS:

$ 0

Median Annual Wages

$ 0

Median Hourly Wage

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Troubleshoots and provides technical support
  • Processes complication reports from users to find and fix underlying problems
  • Coordinates software/hardware installation
  • Test software performance

JOB OUTLOOK:

0

Average annual job openings in Arkansas

0 BY 2026

Number of jobs in Arkansas

+ 0 % INCREASE

in projected Computer Systems Analyst jobs in Arkansas

I get to have a career that didn't put me thousands of dollars in debt. I also have the option to take classes while I work. I can learn as much as I want and go as far as I want."

COOL PERKS:

"We get to see a lot of new technology and test new products out. Like cell phones, computers, VR headsets and cameras — basically anything new that comes out right before Christmas that everybody wants to have. Also the pay is great and the benefits are awesome!"

AMAZING FLEXIBILITY:

"I love everything about my job — my coworkers, the atmosphere (working in an office and occasionally out in the plant), how laid back this job is and how flexible my hours can be. I love that if I’m not able to make into work, I can work from home and still get my projects done."

My options for progressing my career at Nucor-Yamato are unlimited. I’m able to take training courses over anything IT related. If I want to learn programming, I can take classes. If I want to further my education in networking, there are classes … everything is paid for, other than furthering my degree to a bachelor’s or master’s, which I would still get some financial assistance for."