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Software Developer

The creative brain behind the computer programs we use every day, from mobile apps for consumers to specialized software that is critical for businesses, hospitals or schools. 

If job growth and security is important, look into a career as a software developer. You will develop solutions that serve user needs and drive innovation and, from a corporate perspective, a competitive advantage. 

Software developers have several responsibilities depending on the role and employer. Some may write code to build and support a company’s systems, applications and platforms. Others may work with a team of developers to build and support web-based software applications.  They may work with computer hardware engineers to integrate developed software with existing hardware systems.

Most software developers have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or computer programming.


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Discover your future in STEM/IT.

Fascinated by science and technology? If you want to be at the forefront of using cutting-edge technologies or making scientific discoveries, you can pursue your passion with a career in STEM/IT. Many opportunities exist in this fast-growing area, from scientists and engineers to software and web developers – and in many different industries, from telecommunications and healthcare to construction and manufacturing. For most STEM/IT careers, you’ll need an associate or bachelor’s degree.



Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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