Software Developers & Software Engineers

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Occupation Description

Software developers of system software study, design, test and implement operating systems-level software, compilers and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, aerospace, business, scientific, communication and general computer applications. Create operational specifications and formulate and research software requirements. Embedded system software design may be required. Techniques of computer science, mathematical analysis, and engineering are applied principles in the field.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

391700

Job Openings By 2020

168000

Growth Rate

32.4%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors of Computer Science
Masters Of Software Engineering

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth