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Software Development

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Software Software Developer for Applications

What is Software Development?

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop the applications that support specific tasks and enable users to participate in social media, play games, or use various online platforms on a computer or other device.

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Software Developer for Applications

It’s all in the numbers. Choose your personal STEM path, and discover a multitude of possibilities. From certificate to doctorate and associate to graduate - learn more about creating your career in the world of STEM.

Total Jobs

29,448

Starting Salary

$67,767

Average

Median Salary

$110,290

Average

Experienced Salary

$155,326

Average

Jobs Added

4983

Last 3 Years

Expected Job Growth in DFW

13%

Next 3 Years | National: 12%

Software Developer for Applications Educational Pathway

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The academic requirements for specific STEM career tracks vary as much as the disciplines. For some fields, an advanced degree is a must, but for others, it depends on your career goals. Whatever your path, here is a summary of the degree options available to you along the way.

  • Required Education: four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not
  • Entry Level Degree: bachelor's degree
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    High School Endorsement

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    Certificate

  • Associates

    Associate Degree

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    Bachelor's Degree Entry Level Degree

  • Masters

    Master's Degree

  • Doctorate

    Doctorate Degree

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