Explore the software developer career opportunities.

What they do

What exactly do Software Developers do?

Software-Developers-644451-605865-edited.png"Software developers develop computer applications that allow users to perform specific tasks on computers or other devices.  They may also develop or customize existing systems that run devices or control networks.  A bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or other relevant majors is often required.  They are required to have relevant job experience."

"They must be familiar with various computer languages, such as C++, Python, Java, PHP, XML, HTML/JavaScript/CSS, and Unix Shell Scripting.  They must also be familiar with various operating systems and must know various databases that are widely used. "

"They must be able to convey technical information in a language that is understood by non-technical people. They usually work directly with users and various computer-related vendors.  They must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  They must keep themselves up to date with various new technological changes and must attend various classes or workshops to expand their knowledge."

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What tasks do they perform

  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services. 
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What is the career path

The following chart highlights the various career paths for software developers.


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What do they earn

The following chart lists the yearly wage chart for software developers.

Software Developer (United States)


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Software Developers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (visited December 27, 2016).
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