Computer Programming, why work as a computer programmer? Essay about computer programming as a career.

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Computer programming, one of the most popular line of work today. Although this line of work might seem a little tiresome but some might find it enjoyable who has lots of patience and the will to do long and tedious work. Most programmers in large corporations work in teams, with each person focusing on a specific aspect of the total project. Programmers write the detailed instructions for a computer to follow. A computer programmer carefully studies the program that best suits the employer needs. They may also work for a large computer corporation developing new software and/or improving older versions of these programs. Programmers write specific programs by breaking down each step into a logical series of hours of writing programs, the programmer must follow. After long hours of writing programs, the programmer must thoroughly testing and revising it.

The salary and pay of computer programming is what is most appealing about it.

It is one of the highest paid jobs straight out of college. I can support myself and live well right after college. Since the starting salary for computer programming is around $40,000. If you work for Microsoft, you'll get around $55,000 plus stock options and a substantial bonus at the end of the year. The more money I make, the happier I'll be. I can also sell my stocks later when it's worth a lot and get more money. Money is an important part of my life and computer programming will let me reach my goals.

Work hours are very regular in Computer Programming. You work 8 to 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. Usually you get about 45-48 hours per week sometimes more to meet crucial deadlines. I like this because I can plan vacations and set appointments with ease because I know...