Engineering and Scientific Programmer

Convert technical problem formulations to a format processable by computer.
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Salary Range
$41,000 – $114,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Engineering and Scientific Programmers do?

Converts scientific, engineering, and other technical problem formulations to format processable by computer: Resolves symbolic formulations, prepares flow charts and block diagrams, and encodes resultant equations for processing by applying extensive knowledge of branch of science, engineering, or advanced mathematics, such as differential equations or numerical analysis, and understanding of capabilities and limitations of computer. Confers with other engineering and technical personnel to resolve problems of intent, inaccuracy, or feasibility of computer processing. Enters program into computer system. Reviews results of computer runs with interested personnel to determine necessity for modifications or reruns. Develops new subroutines or expands program to simplify statement, programming, or coding of future problems. May direct and coordinate activities of COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 030.162-010 working as part of project team.


Should I be an Engineering and Scientific Programmer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Engineering Programmer, Graphic Engineer, Programmer, Engineering and Scientific

    How to Become an
    Engineering and Scientific Programmer

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