Software Engineer

Creating new software for a new world" Caleb Frisch 2nd Hour

Career Facts

-Develops computer software systems.

-Applies math and science knowledge towards software design.

-Plan, create, test, and revise computer software.

-Desides characteristics and limitations of computer software.

-Works in offices, and computer laboratories.

-Bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Engineering required.

-Earns $73,000 to $79,000 a year.

-Has excelent employment opportunities.

-Has many different employment opportunities.

-Software engineers usually like finding and solving problems.

Pros and Cons of This Career


  • Plenty of job opportunities
  • Has a good entry level salary
  • Plenty of job openings
  • Likes working with computers


  • Can be stressful when a hard problem occurs
  • Can have long hours
  • Can be stressful when a deadline is coming up

What Can Help You Succeed

High School Courses

  • Computer Science 1
  • AP Computer Science
  • Precalculus
  • Geometry and Trigonometry

College Courses

  • Software Engineering
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Programming

Colleges Available to Attend

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pros and Cons

  • Has an Ice Hockey Team
  • Can live on campus
  • Has a Lacrosse Club

  • Very difficult entrance
  • Requires foreign language 3-4
  • Spends $1,200 in materials

College #2

Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • 1025 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI
  • Main telephone: 414.277.7300

Pros and Cons

  • Has an Ice Hockey team
  • Can live on-campus
  • 85% of applicants accepted
  • $34,830 in tuition
  • Only 2,000 enrolled
  • No scholarships awarded for sports

College #3

California State University-Sacramento

  • 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • Main telephone: 916.278.6011

Pros and Cons


  • $16,320 tuition
  • 85% accepted
  • 27,681 enrolled

  • 5% live on campus
  • No Ice Hockey team
  • No Lacrosse team

Associations for this Career

Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)

  • 2001 L Street N.W., Suite 700
  • Washington, DC 20036-4928
  • Phone: +1-202-371-0101
  • FAX: +1-202-728-9614

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Job Advertisement

Are you someone who likes working with computers? Do you like finding problems, and finding ways to solve them? Are you some who wants to work with developing technologies? Do you want to have many different employment oppertunities? Do you want to earn 73,000-79,000 a year? Then a job as a software engineer is for you! For more information call 1 (800) 432-WARE or go to


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