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Software engineers create or customize existing software programs to meet the needs of a particular business or industry. First, they spend considerable time researching, defining, and analyzing the problem at hand. Then, they develop software programs to resolve the problem on the computer. They may also create software applications that are used for informational purposes or entertainment. There are slightly more than 1 million software designers and developers, which includes software engineers, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Software Manager, or Chief Information Officer, or Systems Designer

Software Project Team Leader

Software Engineer

Software Engineering Technician

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