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Job Title: Computer Programmer/Analyst at a University

Description: Set up databases to organize animal data to be used for research by graduate students and animal organizations, such as breed associations. Write programs to manipulate the data and to make it accessible through websites. Also work to administer a webserver and maintain most of the web pages and sites for the animal science department.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Customer service skills, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mathematical thinker, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government, Industry, Non-Profit, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$$

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