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Hello everyone

This is my last year in computer science studies and i was just wondering what is it like to be a programer or a systems analyst / Designer in the work place ? and how much money do you make?

I'm just so worried that i would work in a company and get fired the first day because i couldn't do a specific task worriedsmiley.gif

My professor said anyone can be a programer but not anyone can be a systems analyst or a system designer. also he said that systems analyst make more money than programers and that programer are just like translators and they just translate the UML from the systems analyst to code. This made me very very worried and made me feel like being a programer is not important at all. I thought that being a programer is like being a surgeon in an operating room or a rock star for some reason biggrin.gif !!

instead now i think that the systems analyst do all the work and the programer just copy and past.

I just don't want to be like everyone else. I would like to do something special and benefit the industry before i die. (long way to go I'm still 20 xD)

I love programing and I'm first in my class. I have developed a lot of systems like (College registration system - airport ticket registration system - library booking and hotel system ) etc.. and made some games and i like to think of my self as a good programer. I know c++ - Java - PHP - SQL - C# - SFML- OpenGL - WinSock 2. most of these i learned my self during college summer break.

i just want to know from your experiences guys what is it like being a programer or a systems analyst?

[Added]
if being a programer is not that important then what about the programer legends ? John carmack ? Bill Gets ? Steve Jobs R.I.P ? Randy Pitchford ? Gabe Newell ? etc..

sorry for the long speech but I really worried.
Edited by Fantasy - 11/28/11 at 5:43am
    
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Depends on the workplace.

Programmers are a dime-a-dozen... Once there are good specs, anyone can program it. That's why there is so much outsourcing from the US to Ireland and India.

Getting a good design, good specs, and meeting requirements is where the real work is. You spend more time in meetings and in the analysis phase figuring out what to do and how best to do it than actually programming. Programmers should aim to become system architects or developers. There are some high-level programming jobs though but they tend to be specialized like C++ optimization.
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I just graduated from college in May so I know how that feeling haha. I am an Associate Developer for the company I work for and what we do is for the first monthish you do training programs to get used to the environment and the system youll be working on. During that time your skills are assessed and your placed on a team that most fits your skill set shown from training. After being placed on a team you basically get the easiest projects (in general) and work on those and grow more comfortable.

Edit:
Also just like in school the first thing about the job is learning to ask lol I didnt wanna ask for help at first cause I didnt wanna look like an idiot infront of my co workers than I learned that its much better to ask than sit there struggling lol For me work is really similar to school I chill in my cube and plug away at code listening to music and when I need help I just grab someone. I wouldnt worry about getting into the work place and not exactly understanding your task right away I was afraid of the same thing and than realized thats not how it is at least from my experience.
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Bump...I am interested in getting more input. smile.gif
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Do you have your app in at Best Buy yet? everyone starts at the bottom. No really plan to start at the bottom.
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If you guys do have any specific questions about being a professional developer feel free to ask and I can try to answer them from my own personal experience smile.gif
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Do you generally receive good pay?
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If you guys do have any specific questions about being a professional developer feel free to ask and I can try to answer them from my own personal experience smile.gif

So do you work for a software developing company and develop applications? Are you more on the programming and implementation side of the work or the actual designing and analysis side? When did you graduate from university and how many years did it take you to reach the position at which you are today? Do you enjoy your work and is it similar to what you imagined you would be doing back when you were in school / university? Do you think that you are actually using the skills and concepts you have learned while studying or is your work based on the induction training you received at the beginning of the job?

Most of all, do you like your job? (Being a computer and programming enthusiast and not just doing it for the money)

Sorry for the plethora of questions but I'd like to gain as much input as possible to really know what I am heading into. biggrin.gif

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