By DeVry University
November 13, 2020
5 min read
November 13, 2020
5 min read
In today's age of mobile connectivity, technology plays a role in many aspects of our daily lives. Whether you’re looking for ways to streamline your work or personal tasks, the phrase "there's an app for that" has only become truer with time.
If you’ve ever wondered who the talent is behind software development, the people behind the curtain are computer programmers and software designers. But exactly what is computer programming and software design? Read on to learn more about career opportunities in these fields, along with the skills you may need to get started.
Proficiency in existing laptop languages, i.e. C++ or Python
Capacity to expand and improve existing or older program code
Ability to locate errors and resolve them
At one time, it was possible for a computer programmer to be extremely proficient in just one specific computer language. However, with the wide array of languages now in use, you may want to consider developing a strong understanding of several different programming languages and a basic knowledge of others.
Analyzing user needs
Assessing company necessities/goals
Development of software system within set parameters
Maintenance of software systems to verify continued potency
Application and algorithm development and conceptualization
Advanced programming techniques for app development
Advanced strategies for software development
Communication of methods used and subsequent findings
Mobile device programming
You may also choose to continue your education in your field, working towards a master’s degree or a Ph.D. Oftentimes, your education goals will be predominantly determined by what you hope to accomplish as well as your employer's requirements.
Scientific Software Programmer
Software Developer and Programmer
Software Systems Developer
Software Application Developer
Software Programmer and Analyst
Web Developer and Programmer
Ready to prepare to be a part of the next generation of programmers in an exciting and dynamic career field? Explore our tech programs or take the first step by letting us know your interests and aspirations today.
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