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Information Systems Programmer

Average Salary: $67,690

Programmers write the instructions used by the computers. Programmers can customize standard computer functions for a specific industry. A programmer in the water sector may develop programs for:

  • automatically calculating water use and billing customers for the proper amount based on their meter readings;
  • helping water resource planners predict how much water will be available under different weather conditions and population levels in the future;
  • coordinating schedules for personnel, plant operations, and equipment maintenance; and
  • coordinating employees’ pay roll, tax deductions, bonuses, and benefits.

Education: Two-or four-year degree in computer science or information technology
Certificates, licenses: No
Entry-level opportunities: Yes
Desirable traits and skills: Attention to detail; mathematical problem solver; able to work alone or in a team

For more information: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

IEEE Computer Society, Headquarters Office
1730 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036