Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as programming, software engineering, software development or computer science) to work as a Software or Applications Programmer. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.
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