Computer Programmer

Without the code written by computer programmers, even the most impressive software cannot be read by computers. Computer programmers are responsible for developing and writing programs to store, locate and retrieve data and information. The possibilities for specialization are virtually endless.

Job Outlook

250* average computer systems analyst annual job openings

Education/Training Required

Minimum = Associate’s degree
Preferred = Bachelor’s degree


  • Troubleshoots and provides technical support
  • Take reports of problems from users to find and fix the underlying problem
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation
  • Test software performance

Wages in Arkansas

Top 10% Annual = $102,040*

Average Annual = $69,540*
Average Hourly = $33.44**

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