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Programmer Analyst
Programmer Analyst #1162


Pathway:
Business, Information Management and Marketing

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 Challenge No. 1

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Programmer Analyst #1162

"Two jobs combined into one." That is how this programmer analyst describes his job. As a "programmer" he writes code for computer systems and as an "analyst" he analyzes the computer systems and gives specifications to a programmer for coding.

He has had an interest in computers since high school. He says students don't necessarily need high school computer classes to study the subject in college. In college, beginning computer courses in are taught as if a student has never worked on a computer. The field is dynamic and changing constantly, therefore a person entering this field must really love to learn.

As a programmer analyst for a major company in central Iowa, he spends 80% of his time at his desk troubleshooting and working on his computer and 20% of his time in meetings interacting with his co-workers. His company’s marketing and sales personnel use the programs he creates mainly on the Web.

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