Definition: Computer associate professionals

Science and technology statistics

Computer associate professionals is subdivided into three unit groups:
- Computer assistants (3121)
- Computer equipment operators (3122), and
- Industrial robot controllers (3123) is described as follows:

Computer associate professionals provide assistance to users of micro-computers and standard software packages, control and operate computers and peripheral equipment and carry out limited programming tasks connected with the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "The measurement of scientific and technological activities; manual on the measurement of human resources devoted to S&T; Canberra Manual", OECD, Paris, 1995, p.99

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