|A software Engineer's workspace.|
Engineering is a proffession that applies specific science and math to create and improve technology. Engineers exist in almost every major field and often build on the work of others as well as create things from scratch. Engineers work in collaboration with both other engineers and people in other fields in order to solve issues that technology can improve. Different from a scientist, an Engineer does not perform experiments to discover new things; An engineer uses science to creat physical, and digital, solutions.
Software engineering is the utilization of code, computer science, mathematics, and engineering to solve problems and create and improve digital properties. Some of the things software engineers create and improve include:
Software Engineers work very hard jobs but they are well rewarded for
their work. The national average Salary for a software Engineeris $103,742.
Software Engineers and Software Developers are projected to grow 17% in the
work force until 2024, much faster than the average career outlook. Software is
in huge demand right now as just about every career field now uses software
in some fashion. So you are much more likely to find a job as a Software
Engineer than something like an Aerospace Engineer. Increase in CyberSecurity
threats also has hightened the need for Software Engineers that can help
companies protect their important information.
Software Engineers also have large oppurtunities for job advancement as management positions or project leader positions are often given to experienced Software Engineers. Software Engineers can also learn new programming languages to widen the range of their abilities and possibly improve their job aspects and salary in the process.
Good Software Engineers require certain general skills, such as being
analytical, creative, detail-oriented, and good at communicating. Beyond these
general skills, a Software Engineer needs at minimum a bachelor's degree in
Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field; however a master's
degree is more attractive to many employers. Although not necessary,
experience in the field through an internship is helpful in an up and coming
Software Engineer. Software Engineers work along with people and businesses
in other fields. Below are some of the most common fields Software engineers
work in and with:
|Computer System Design|||||33%|
|Finance and Insurance|||||8%|