Career Options Application Programmer

Download 59.51 Kb.
Size59.51 Kb.


PPG Industries Career and Leadership Development Center

Career Options

Application Programmer

Write programs that tell computers how to perform specific tasks. Develop user-oriented programs that apply to engineering or science.

Computer Security Specialist

Protect data and computer resources from viruses, natural disasters, fraud, and invasion of privacy.

Computer/Software Engineer

Design software including coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and implementation. Evaluate existing communications, hardware, and software.


Work independently or in a firm to identify technical problems and provide solutions. Conduct testing and feasibility studies.

Design Engineer

Design software and hardware for specific business or engineering applications. Construct and test prototypes and models.

Process Engineer

Oversee the process for developing a software product. Work with managers, programmers, distributors, and the public.

Software Product Manager

Develop business plans, determine if software is compatible with system, and oversee pricing, packaging, shipping, and contracts with customers.

Systems Analyst

Examine the overall informational needs of the company and design or recommend computer systems and networks to address those needs. Also may conduct coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and implementation of software.

Systems Programmer

Design and develop software to create a computer system. Develop programming standards and evaluate and modify existing software.

Telecommunication Analyst

Design communication networks. Install and operate data links.

Business & Industry Job Titles

Application Programmer

Project Engineer

Applications Engineer

Reliability Engineer

Computer Engineer

Research and Development

Computer Programming


Computer Security Specialist

Software Design & Development


Software Engineer

Design Engineer

Software Programmer

Information Systems Engineer

Systems Analyst

Network Engineer

Systems Designer

Operations System Manager

Systems Programmer

Process Engineer

Technical Writer

Product Development Engineer

Telecommunication Analyst

Periodicals of Interest

(Several of these resources may be found at the RMU Library.)

Engineers Guide to Business

Software Engineering

Software Engineering: A Beginner’s Guide

Software Engineering Economics

Software Engineering Handbook

Associations & Societies

American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) *

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) *

Association for Women in Computing **

Computing Research Association *

IEEE Computer Society *

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) *

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) *

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) *

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers *

Society of Women Engineers **

* Contains employment listings

** Contains employment listings for members

Career & Employment Web Sites

About Job Searching: Technical

Business Week Online Careers

Diversity - Careers in Engineering & Information Technology


Graduating Engineer & Computer Careers Online

IT Careers at

Jobs for Programmers

Pittsburgh Technology Council

PRTM - Management Consultants

Note: A helpful list of general job search websites is available online through the Career Center website at

Selected RMU Academic, Professional & Leadership Organizations

Actuarial Science Club

Phi Beta Lambda (Business)

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Resident Assistants

American Marketing Association

Society for Human Resource Management

APICS (The Association for Operations Management)

Society for the Advancement of Management

Association for Information Technology Professionals

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Association of Computing Machinery

Society of Women Engineers

Association of Future Accountants

Sport Management Association

Financial Management Association

Student Community Service Center

Health Services Management

Student Government Association

Hospitality & Tourism Management Association

Student Program Board

Salary Information

2006 national mean bachelor-level entry-level salaries:

By type of employer

By job function



Computer Programming






Computer & Electronic Products


Hardware Design & Development


Computer Systems Design/Programming


Project Engineering


Consulting Services


Software Design & Development


Electrical Equipment/Appliance/Component Mfg.


Systems Analysis & Design


Engineering Services




Government (Federal)




Software Publishers


Bachelor-Level Internships

Bombardier Transportation



Rockwell Software

Eaton Cutler-Hammer

Tate-Jones, Inc.

Fox IV Technologies, Inc.

US Steel

Modern Glass

Westinghouse Electric


Wilcox Bros

Pittsburgh Logistics Systems

Bachelor-Level Hiring Organizations

AT&T Government Services


Bayer Corporation

PA Supreme Court



Fox IV Technologies, Inc.

Ryder Transportation


Schroeder Industries, LLC

Michael Baker Corporation

US Steel

Modern Glass

Revised: 8/30/06

Download 59.51 Kb.

Share with your friends:

The database is protected by copyright © 2022
send message

    Main page