career

Computer software developer

8 hot jobs to snag in 2012
Next
Slide 2 of 9
Back
8 hot jobs to snag in 2012

Job: Computer software developer.
Average annual salary: $90,410.

If you have a bachelor's degree in computer science and want a career in developing and designing software for business applications, computer games or government security, prospects are bright and job options are plentiful.

Just ask Farouk Dey, director of the Career and Professional Development Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Dey recently returned from visiting technology company executives in Silicon Valley. There, companies have so many openings for computer software developers and engineers that they bumped the starting salary by 30 percent last year, he says.

"This is one of the top fields that are highly sought-after by recruiters," Dey says.


Next
Slide 2 of 9
Back

 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
FRUGAL NEWSLETTER

Discover new ways to cut costs and save more every day. Reduce your spending, not life’s pleasures. Delivered weekly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us