Software Developer

Computer

Description

  • Software developers (or computer programmers) are the brains behind the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems. Reviewing current systems. Presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost proposals. Working closely with analysts, designers and staff Producing detailed specifications and writing the program codes. Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going live. Preparation of training manuals for users. Maintaining the systems once they are up and running.


Education, training, licensing required

A bachelor's degree is often a requirement for software developer positions. Developers wishing to advance in their careers should stay up to date on the latest programming tools and languages with continuing education courses, which are sometimes offered through employers.


Day-to-Day Work activities

Most of the time you'll work a 37 to 40 hour week, but you might have to put in longer hours when there are deadlines to be met. This could mean the odd evening or weekend. How much traveling you do will depend on whether you work in houses for regular people or clients.

Thanks to clever technology you will probably be able to do some of your job from home if you want to and your company allows it.


Working Conditions

Are pleasant working conditions because you can work in the confront of your own home. It depends on who you work for. If you work for a big business you might have to work at the place you work at.


Earnings

As a graduate you'll probably start on around $27837.21 to $34439.03 . Once you reach a management level your salary will increase to $34746.40 to $93548.00 , or even higher with bonuses.


Current Employment and Outlook

A lot of people work with big companies and there are a lot of jobs out there. These jobs are going to open up and about every business will need this job to help them keep up with other businesses.


Advantages/Disadvantages

Advantages: Your skills will be in demand so with the right experience you can become your own boss you can also set your own rates and earning a little bit more cash.


Disadvantages: If you work for clients you'll have to spend a lot of time in their building, so you might have to work away from home if the client is located far away.

Sources

Money.usnews.com