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Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Qualification: Balanced SOC code: 151131 Computer Programmers

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Bachelor's degree. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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Qualification status for Computer Programmers in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Balanced Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Balanced Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Balanced South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Balanced South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Balanced South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Demand Eastern Washington WDA I: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties