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Software engineering is a broader term which involves a variety of job roles that focuses on converting designs into software applications. Software engineers work across various organizations, domains, and in new product development.

Several job titles for software engineering professionals are application developer, application integration engineer, developer, infrastructure engineer, network engineer, software architect, software developer, software development engineer, software engineer, and systems engineer.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists an average salary of $110,140 for software development positions, as of May 2020. Advanced tech skills can lead to annual earnings that are more than double the national average of $41,950 for all occupations. U.S. News and World Report recently named software developer one of the “best jobs” in America. “Software developers are employed in a range of industries, including computer systems design, manufacturing and finance,” the report stated. “The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22.5 percent employment growth for software developers between 2020 and 2030. In that period, an estimated 409,500 jobs should open up.” This is in comparison with a projected 8% growth across all US occupations. Meanwhile, there is a growing job gap in technology jobs worldwide with the US expected to have a yearly shortage of 1 million jobs in computer related fields and over $160B in unrealized output due to shortage of software developers.

Indeed.com, a leading careers advertisement platform, published best jobs of 2020 report highlighted that the 5 in the top 10 jobs requires software engineering degree. These software engineering job profiles according are, Software Architect (#1), Fullstack software engineer (#2), Development Operations Engineer (#5), Java Developer (#7) and IT Security Specialist (#9).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also shows that 23% of job holders in this field had at least a bachelor's degree (which is generally the entry level requirement) with 34% holding an advanced degree.

We strongly believe that students graduating from the software engineering degree have a brighter job outlook and career prospects based on the above market demand.