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Why Everyone Wants to Be a Software Engineer

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 27/10/2015 AJ Agrawal
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Today's world is fast paced, intriguing and innovative. It is filled with innovative people who are reaching new heights of success with each passing day thus bringing the world to a whole new level of technological advancement, and these changes or advancements are fast. New inventions are being made with each passing hour and new software is being developed to run the above-mentioned inventions.
This article is to shed some light on the reasons why a person should adopt the field of software development to succeed in this vastly changing world. Software developers are the inventors of the technologies that all of us take for granted every day. Take mobile phones for example. Can you imagine them working without software? The answer to that question is no because it would not be possible. Or look at the application that rings, sings or buzzes us out of sleep every day in the morning? That app exists in this world due to the hard work and talent of some software designer. The social media apps that we use every day to keep in touch with our friends, family and loved ones is also designed by software developers. E-banking, pdf books online, cooking phone applications, all of these are the work of some software developer.
They are the masterminds behind all the technologies that have become a part of your daily life. Software developers are expected to be people who just sit around at their desks and just live in their computers. Well, that is not true. Software development is a very vast field and is interlinked with all other types of industries including but not limited to fashion, medical, construction and even restaurants. Yes, that is how diverse the field of software development is and that is how many people need software for their businesses. The best of the software developers are people who have loads of creativity and own the technical expertise to convert any innovative idea to reality. They have a lot of responsibilities too. They can either spend their time starting something from scratch or as part of a project for their client. They can also be asked to maintain and improve an existing and working code for a program that is running. The updates that you get for your phone applications are an example of this. Software developers also check for the presence of bugs in the software. As it seems from all the above their job does require a lot of time, uninterrupted and extreme concentration, they still have enough time and money to have fun with others. Often they have to socialize with people from other companies (including fellow developers, managers, and clients) to know what they expect from the project that they are doing. They are also known to be naturals when it comes to problem-solving and possess the ability to think outside the box and strong analytical skills.
There is a very high demand of software developers nowadays and a lot of job opportunities for them to select from. They can seek employment in a range of industries from including computer systems design, electronic product manufacturing and finance. This field also has a very low unemployment rate. As for the salary, the labor department reports that software developers make an average salary of $92,660 per year. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $143,540 in 2013, while the lowest-paid earned $55,770. The computer systems design industry and software publishers employ the highest number of software engineers, but the highest-paid positions are spread across the country, with San Jose, California; Sioux City, Iowa; and Panama City, Florida leading the way. Employers want to see a proficiency in computer science, but they also want to see practical experience and a passion for the field. Even if you don't have an internship on your résumé, there are other ways you can showcase your work. So after going through all of the above, it is safe to say that choosing software development as a field in today's world would be a very wise choice indeed. If you are interested in programming and enjoy technology then this is just the career for you to adopt.
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