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What is a Software Applications Developer?
Software applications developers are sometimes just called software developers. Software applications developers create programs tailored to complete a specific task on a computer, tablet, or other devices. In this job, you would work in an office, usually, unless you were a freelancer (and there are many of this type of opportunity in this field!). Typically, you would work with engineers, programmers, and other technicians. This is a steadily growing profession, and ideal for someone with a passion for computers, and putting technology in the hands of your community.
The salary for this job ranges from $48,859 a year to $102,000 a year; the median or average salary that someone in this position earns is $69,115 a year. Most people don’t spend more than twenty years in this career. Experience is the biggest factor in a higher income in this position, and job satisfaction is very high. Skills in different programming languages like Python, Linux, Java, and so on can also lead to higher earnings. Some software application developers are also eligible to earn bonuses, commissions, and may make money from profit sharing.
To qualify for this job you will need a Bachelor’s in Computer Science.