Computer Programmers (15-1131)
Occupation description: 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.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||63
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||27
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||14
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)
Employment in Computer–Related Occupations (July 1983)