Software Developer

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A software developer is a computer programmer that designs and creates software for all different types of computers. Some programs that software developers do are programs that tell a computer what to do or to make the computer actually run. (USNews) Mostly everything on your smartphone or computer was designed by a software developer. Software developers have at least some aspect of your life. Some of the biggest software companies include Google, Apple and Microsoft.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22.8 percent employment growth for software developers between 2012 and 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. (USNews). According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of a Software Developer is around $44.88 dollars an hours and $98,350 a year. Software developer positions are plenty and there is a really low unemployment rate of 2.8% according to the Bureau.
Most companies look for developers with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from a college or university. Software developers must also have a large background on computer languages such as C++ and Java Script. For some higher positions, an employer will sometimes look for Master’s Degree. Developers must also be able to keep up with new technology and new tools that are made available to them. Most of the developers learn in internships given my software companies and mostly will start as a computer programmer, which only writes code. Software developers must also have background for the type of company they work for, to understand the computing needs for that industry.
Software developers 63 percent feel a talented software developer has more power to change society than a talented public speaker. (Vizard 1) A new...

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Software developers are looking at a bright future when it comes to their careers, from steady growth and higher than average wage, many people will be looking forward to joining them in the future. Software Development jobs are also rated #1 for the best technology jobs in 2014 and it only looks like the field will continue to grow.

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Vizard, Michael. "Survey Finds Developer Influence Reaches Far Beyond IT." Survey Finds Developer Influence Reaches Far Beyond IT. N.p., 14 Apr. 2014. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
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