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Computer Programmers

in Massachusetts

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
151131  Computer Programmers 8,996 8,143 -853 -9.48 % 222 222 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,710  41 % 2,900  36 % -810  -22 % $94,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,710  41 % 2,900  36 % -810  -22 % $94,980
Information    1,590  18 % 1,690  21 % 100  6 % $90,280
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    1,240  14 % 1,360  17 % 120  9 % $90,630
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    550  6 % 540  7 % -10  -2 % $96,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises    450  5 % 420  5 % -30  -6 % $111,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises    450  5 % 420  5 % -30  -6 % $111,380
Wholesale Trade    320  4 % 280  3 % -40  -10 % $113,650
Health Care and Social Assistance    260  3 % 270  3 % 10  4 % $78,340
Educational Services    240  3 % 230  3 % -10  -3 % $83,000
Educational Services    240  3 % 230  3 % -10  -3 % $83,000
Other Information Services    240  3 % 230  3 % -10  -2 % $85,480
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    200  2 % 200  2 % 0  1 % $105,730
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    110  1 % 100  1 % -10  -11 % $112,820
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