Programmers write and test code (instructions) that computers follow to perform tasks.
They earn an average of $80,000 per year.
Programmers may work in teams to develop solutions, and then work independently while coding.
Computer Engineers design and test hardware and software.
They earn over $80,000 to over $100,00 per year.
Computer Engineers work in teams to design and create hardware and/or software. The demand for this occupation is very high.
Other IT jobs
Do you enjoy working with computers? Are you organized and able to focus on details? Then you might be interested in a career in information technology.
Careers in IT include Software Design, Technology Specialist, Computer Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, and Web Developer.
Computer courses in high school
Suggested curriculum for computer magnet students:
Comp Sci H 1-2
AP Comp Sci Pr
AP Comp Sci A 5-6
Applied Comp Sci
Networking & OS