Median Salary: $92,660
Unemployment Rate: 2.7 percent
Estimated Job Openings: 139,900
Job Description: Software developers invent the technologies that you take for granted every day. For instance, that app that rings, sings or buzzes you out of deep sleep in the morning? A software developer helped design that. And when you roll into the office and turn on your computer, clicking and scrolling through social media, music, your personal calendar? Yes, software developers had a big hand in shaping those, too.
You might spend your lunch shopping, and before you make that big purchase you check your bank account balance using your phone. Later, you’re cooking a new recipe from that great app your friend told you about. As you look over the course of your day, you come to see that software developers are the masterminds behind the technologies you now can’t imagine living without.