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Convert project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information. May program web sites.

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Computer technology job descriptions encompass numerous job titles related to computer and information technology. The position of computer programmer is just one example within this vast technical field. As indicated on the above list of similar job titles, positions such as software engineer, content manager and video game designer could all be included in a computer technology job description. Moreover, with the new face of media on various mobile devices such as phones, PDAs, and video game interfaces, a computer technology job description could span multiple skills. Other computer technology job titles not shown in the list above include IT Project Manager, Information Technology Consultant, and Computer Repair Technician.

Although the field of computer technology has seen many changes over the last decade, computer programmers still play an important role. From video games to accounting applications, computer programmers create software for use in almost every industry. While programming is primarily a solitary task, communication skills are important as many programmers work on a team or have direct contact with clients. There's no question that programming is an analytical task, but creativity and the ability to "think outside the box" can help programmers to solve problems and meet deadlines. It's also vital for computer programmers to keep up with continuous changes within the industry, including new programming languages and tools. The requirements for a computer programming job will vary depending on the specific situation, but many employers do expect job applicants to have completed a bachelor's degree. To see how both years of experience and type of degree can impact computer technology positions, view the detailed report on Computer Programmer Salaries. To research your own computer technology job description, or find other computer technology job titles, descriptions, and salaries, take our free Salary Survey.

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