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List of Industries Employing Computer Programmers

The following industries employ Computer Programmers ,  SOC Code  15-1131  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 16,200 15,100 -1,100
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 2,200 2,500 300
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 1,700 1,700 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 1,500 1,500 0
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 1,300 1,400 100
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 1,000 1,000 0
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 1,000 1,300 300
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519000 ) 900 1,400 500
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 800 900 100
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 700 600 -100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 700 700 0
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 500 400 -100
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 400 400 0
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 400 500 100
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 300 300 0
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services   (NAICS 541200 ) 300 300 0
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 300 300 0
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 300 300 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 200 200 0
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 200 100 -100
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 200 400 200
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 200 200 0
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 200 200 0
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 200 200 0
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 200 300 100
Business Support Services   (NAICS 561400 ) 200 300 100
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 200 200 0
Other Financial Investment Activities   (NAICS 523900 ) 200 200 0
Depository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522100 ) 200 100 -100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 200 200 0
Activities Rel to Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522300 ) 100 100 0
Insurance Carriers   (NAICS 524100 ) 100 100 0
Specialized Design Services   (NAICS 541400 ) 100 100 0
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 100 100 0
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing   (NAICS 315200 ) 100 100 0
Printing and Related Support Activities   (NAICS 323000 ) 100 100 0
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 100 0 -100
Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 100 100 0
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Change
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 100 100 0
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 100 100 0
Wired Telecommunications Carriers   (NAICS 517100 ) 100 100 0
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers   (NAICS 511100 ) 100 0 -100
Health and Personal Care Stores   (NAICS 446000 ) 100 100 0
Other Personal Services   (NAICS 812900 ) 100 100 0
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 100 100 0
Paper/Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424100 ) 100 0 -100
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424400 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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