Computer Programmer

Career: Computer Programmer

Computer Programmers write directions that tell computers how to operate and what functions to perform. They can read programs to find problems or add on to existing programs to make software and hardware perform better. This career requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree. To prepare for this career you might build a simple computer or robot, invent an app that appeals to kids, or use your math skills to solve problems. Potential salary: $74,000/year.