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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 MSA20151st Qtr$43.15$31.99$45.87$55.13

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Santa Cruz County 2012 - 202270902028.64

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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 Services12242.9%
Software Publishers 35.8%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2313.2%
Employment Services 233.2%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 782.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 52.5%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 42.2%
Other Information Services 521.9%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 71.8%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 81.6%
Other Professional & Technical Services 2141.5%
Data Processing and Related Services 331.1%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 11.1%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2531.1%
Office Administrative Services 131.0%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 1831.0%

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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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