There are increasing opportunities for well-trained and well-educated personnel in the growing high-tech job market. High-tech jobs are growing faster than other private sector job.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that software developers earn an annual salary in excess of $90,000. Through the year 2020, the bureau estimates job growth at 30 percent.
Career opportunities for software engineering graduates occur in a wide variety of settings, including large/small software companies, large/small computer services companies, and large organizations of all kinds (industry, government, banking, healthcare, etc.) and most likely involve software development including aspects of web development, interface design, security issues, mobile computing, and so on.
While a bachelor’s degree is generally sufficient for entry into this kind of career, many software professionals return to school to obtain a master’s degree.