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With a combination of skills and experience, you may better qualify for many different jobs as a computer programmer. Each of these careers involves a slightly different career path.
Software developers create computer programs for a wide variety of applications. As a software developer, you’ll depend on skills in UX, programming and systems analysis while building programs for specific users.
Web developers create and maintain websites. They’re also in charge of most technical aspects of a site such as performance and traffic, and they manage user interface and usability.
Application developers are responsible for building, testing and optimizing applications people use on mobile phones, computers and tablets.
You’ll need skills in user interfaces, programming and device logic to become an application developer. You’ll also need some form of education, though that education can differ based on your career goals. Some application developers complete an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree. Other developers opt for more accelerated education through a bootcamp or a certification program.
Computer systems engineers spend much of their time building and testing personal devices. You’ll build and optimize computers, tablets, phones and other technology used in the workplace. In fields like education and healthcare, computer systems engineers might also spend time developing specialized devices.
Aspiring computer systems engineers need an in-depth understanding of back-end and front-end computing as well as skills in common programming languages and software and hardware.
*University of Phoenix does not offer a program that guarantees alignment with career requirements for this role. However, if you’re interested in computer science or information technology there are several online program options to consider!
If you’re interested in pursuing a job in information technology or learning more about computer science, University of Phoenix offers online degrees and certificates in the following fields of study.