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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.

Occupation Projection for Computer Programmers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
151131  Computer Programmers 5,985 5,371 -614 -10.26 % 99 253 -61 291 Bachelor's degree 

Computer Programmers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    2,140  36 % 2,030  38 % -110  -5 % $94,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    2,140  36 % 2,030  38 % -110  -5 % $94,980
Information    1,180  20 % 1,020  19 % -160  -14 % $90,280
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    990  17 % 860  16 % -130  -14 % $90,630
Wholesale Trade    970  16 % 790  15 % -180  -18 % $113,650
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    650  11 % 520  10 % -130  -19 % $101,280
Educational Services    210  3 % 190  4 % -20  -9 % $83,000
Educational Services    210  3 % 190  4 % -20  -9 % $83,000
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    190  3 % 160  3 % -30  -15 % $124,210
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    180  3 % 150  3 % -30  -15 % $96,890
Administrative and Support Services    180  3 % 150  3 % -30  -15 % $96,890
Health Care and Social Assistance    170  3 % 150  3 % -20  -13 % $78,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises    150  2 % 130  2 % -20  -14 % $111,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises    150  2 % 130  2 % -20  -14 % $111,380
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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