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Computer programmers
Description: Computer programmers write, update, test, and maintain the software that makes computers work. They provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for the computer. If the software does not produce the desired result, the programmer must correct the errors until the program works effectively. Some may work nights so that the computers they work on are available to businesses during the day.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year


There are 30 math topics Computer programmers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Algebraic Representation
Basic Terminology
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Computer Programming
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications
Mathematical Modeling