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Computer Programmers
(SOC Code : 15-1131)
in Santa Cruz County

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Cruz County is the same as Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA20161st Qtr$41.73$31.14$39.93$54.54

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Santa Cruz County 2014 - 2024180170-10-5.64

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Cruz County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services11642.9%
Software Publishers 485.8%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2193.2%
Employment Services 253.2%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 762.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 62.5%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 52.2%
Other Information Services 381.9%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 61.8%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 81.6%
Other Professional & Technical Services 2151.5%
Data Processing and Related Services 281.1%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2481.1%
Office Administrative Services 141.0%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 1681.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Science.

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Alternate Titles
Programmer Analysts; Programmers; Software Developers or Engineers; Mainframe Programmers; Web Programmers; and Web Application Developers
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