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Computers play a central role in almost all aspects of our modern lives, and computer software engineers are needed in most industries. Computer and software engineering skills are essential to develop business applications, computer games, network control systems, and much more. People with the relevant expertise and ability to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology can expect to find work in any area of business or science that appeals to them.

Education and Career Opportunities in Computer and Software Engineering

Most computer and software engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree as a minimum. A master's degree is often preferred. Experience of working with a range of computer systems and technologies is also an advantage. Degrees in computer and software engineering may also include courses in business or information systems.

The outlook for computer software engineers is excellent, with a 32 percent increase in employment projected in the decade 2008 to 2018.

The largest numbers of computer systems software engineers were employed in the following industries in 2009:

  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Software publishers
  • Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings for computer systems software engineers in 2009 ranged from more than $139,930 for the top ten percent of earners to under $55,600 for the lowest-earning ten percent.

To begin your hot new career, check out college and online degree programs in computer and software engineering today.



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