Software Engineer

What Does A Software Engineer Do?

A software engineer designs, develops, and tests new computer software.

How Do I Become A Software Engineer?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field is required to get a job in this field. Even math majors can work in this field!

What is the Average Salary For A Software Engineer?

High – 140,000
Median – 92,000
Low – 52,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Software Engineer?

  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Computer Science

What Is The Work Environment For A Software Engineer?

Software engineers typically work for information technology firms and computer or software manufacturing organizations. People who work in this field are often required to work in a team environment. You may also have to work very long hours!

What Is The Future Outlook For A Software Engineer?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Software Engineer?