Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.
- Lower Income Salary $47k
- Median Income Salary$101k
- Upper Income Salary $175k
Employment Projections for this Job
High school courses
Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.
Recommended years of math:0 1
Recommended years of science:0 1
Degree Levels Offered
- CIT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT-CT
- Computer Engineering BSEG
- Computer Sci and Engr BSCSE
- Computer Sci and Engrg PhD
- Computer Science BS
- Computer Science MSCS
- Computer Science-AS
- Operating Engineers
- Comp Sci & Engrg (2nd Major)
- Computer Programming-AAS
- Computer Sci and Engr MS
- Computer Science BA
- Computer Science BSCS
- Computer Science PHD
- Computer Technologies-CT
Links to Schools and Programs
Paying for school
Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.
Certificate Of At Least One But Less Than Two Years
Certificate Of Less Than One Year
Doctoral Degree (academic)