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Computer Programming

The Job Market

Computer scientists typically have 4-year degrees. Most Computer Programming students at Las Positas College already have a 4-year degree and are taking classes to update their skills. Students who intend to transfer to 4-year programs should look at Computer Science – AS (Transfer Preparation)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, computer programmers in the Bay Area earn approximately $30.41 per hour.

Here are some resources to build your network and learn more about job opportunities in the Computer Programming field.

General job boards

Computer industry information

Places to start your career

* U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
San Francisco–Oakland–San Jose, CA National Compensation Survey April 2003

Washington: 2003.Hourly wage is for all workers, total mean, category of “Computer Programmers.”

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Page last modified: May 30, 2009