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Information Technology has many different career choices, one is becoming a computer programmer. The interest of High School seniors is low as a career in Information Technology. Information included in this paper includes the characteristics of individuals that would make good programmers, requirements of the career, work environment, and the salary potential for the career. The research is provided for High School seniors to get a glimpse into a career that is not widely thought of. Thousands of careers are being sent to other countries because the United States can not create enough professionals to fill these positions. A survey that was done shows that starting salaries for college graduates are rising because of the increase in competition entering the workforce. A survey included in this research was done involving individuals level of education, security in their career, their ability to find a comparable job, and their happiness with their career choice. The findings in this research can be concluded that a college education can help in the workforce and job security. Included are some of the work environment factors including what might be expected of someone as far as hours and the environment and although it is better than a factory job but not the average 8 a.m.-5 p.m. career, it is not enough to get these positions filled. Information obtained is from sources such as the U.S. Department of Labor, Journal of American Academy of Business, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, along with other various resources.