Software Developer

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Career Summary

Software Developers are responsible for designing and customizing computer applications. Their primary focus is to ensure that programs continue to function normally thrrough software maintenance and testing. They are the ones in charge of the entire development process for a software program.

The Key focus of a software developer's career is to design, test, and develop software to meet a users' needs. It is not uncommon for a developer to collaborate with other computer specialists for create optimum software or to analyze users' to meet their needs.
The average annual wage for a software developer is around $98,260.

Additional Facts

A single software developer can overlook about 60% of their bugs on aveage

The worldwide developer poplulation by 2013 was 18.2 million and is expected to rise up to 26.4 million by 2019

Software developement roles and jobs are expected to double by 2020.

How To Get This Career

If you are interested in entering the field of as a software developer here are some basic skills you should be looking to acquire.

-Analytic, communication, computer, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
-Degrees in mathematics, software engineering, and computer science
-Creativity and the ability to keep up to date with new tools and computer languages