Starting Salary: $63,970
Mid Career Salary: $150,000
Typical day: Work anywhere from eight to 14 hours per day designing, coding, answering questions, and providing guidance on an as-needed basis.
Education Needed: A bachelor's degree in engineering is almost always required for entry-level positions. Those who wish to advance can earn a master's degree, while those wishing to perform research may earn a doctoral degree in computer engineering. This career is particularly geared toward those with strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.