Written by wyncode on 18th March 2014, 7:00 AM
Coding is the future of American industry. The technology sector continues to show explosive growth, and more importantly, there are currently more jobs than there are applicants.
That’s where YOU come in. Learn to code, show proficiency, and you are well on your way to one of the many high-paying jobs in one of the most important, and fastest growing career paths in the world today.
Learn to code, and get rich. Here are ten jobs you can get hired for as a coder, as well as information on how these positions pay via the United State Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
10. Computer Security Analyst
A computer security analyst understands how to help clients avoid attacks from database thieves and information hackers. The BLS reports that computer security earned an average of $86,170 in 2012. The BLS also anticipates a 37 percent growth in the demand for computer security analysts.
9. Software Application Engineer
A software application engineer modifies existing software programs. He or she may have a specific task, such as figuring out a way to make a program more efficient or compatible with Mac OS X. The BLS states that software application engineers earned $87,900 on average in 2012.
8. Medical Coder
Medical coders help translate bills for medical insurance providers. Medical coders review medical records and must thoroughly check code assignments. A health care provider is reimbursed depending on the accuracy of a medical coder’s work. Medical coders only need to spend one to two years in school, and they can earn a salary of $35,000 to $50,000 a year.
7. Animation Coder
Animation coders work with software to create 2-D and 3-D images. Animation coders earn an average annual salary of $61,370 a year.
6. Chief Information Officer (CIO)
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for ensuring a smooth operation of internal information systems. CIOs earn an average annual salary of $120,950 according to the BLS. The BLS also states that there will be a 15 percent increase in the employment of CIOs in the future.
5. Web Developer
A web developer is responsible for creating websites for businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, or themselves. Web developers earn an average annual salary of $62,500. The employment of web developers is expected to rise by 20 percent in the immediate future.
4. Computer Systems Analyst (CSA)
A computer systems analyst is constantly assessing the performance of a company’s computer system. The computer systems analyst may be responsible for producing written reports containing recommendations for improving efficiency of operations. A CSA earns about $77,740 a year.
3. Computer Programmer
Computer programmers use code and write or modify existing computer programs. They work closely with software engineers and information analysts to produce new software programs. Computer programmers earn $74,280 a year.
2. Software Developer
Software developers create new programs and applications for use by the public. The BLS states that they earn an average yearly salary of $93,350. The job growth for this field is anticipated to grow by 22 percent.
1. Computer Research Scientist
Computer research scientists are always on the brink of developments in technology. They analyze and solve complex issues in the technology industry. The BLS reports that computer research scientists earn an average salary of $102,197 a year.