Software Developer

Carlos Rodriguez

What do we do?

Developers who design computer software, databases and games, or they could be systems-focused developers, who are responsible for building operating systems.

How much money do we make?

Software developers made a median salary of $90,060 in 2012. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $138,880 in 2012, while the lowest-paid earned $55,190.

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What does it take

A bachelor's degree is often a requirement for software developer positions, although practical experience may be enough to snag an entry-level job.