U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
15-1131 Computer Programmers
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.
Illustrative examples: Systems Programmer,
Computer Language Coder,
Broad Occupation: 15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers
Minor Group: 15-1100 Computer Occupations
Major Group: 15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010