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About 1 million software engineers are employed in the United States. Approximately 643,830 work with applications and 373,510 work with systems software. Software engineers work in many industries, including medical, manufacturing, military, communications, aerospace, scientific, and other commercial businesses. About 32 percent of software engineers—the largest concentration in the field—work in computer systems design and related services. Many software engineers work at software firms that are located in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, in northern California, as well as in Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington, and New York, among other places.

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