Software Engineering

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Computer and Information Research Scientist*
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Networks Architects
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Analyst
  • Software Applicator
  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Software

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Corporate computer systems and design
  • Federal and state government
  • Financial equipment
  • Insurance providers
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Manufacturers of computers
  • Software publishers

Minnesota Employers

  • Ameriprise
  • Blue Sages
  • Bosch
  • Boston Scientific
  • Garmin
  • Genesis10
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Infinite Campus
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • Proto Labs
  • Sanford Health
  • SUPERVALU
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Wells Fargo

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary:
$87,000-$102,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Adaptability
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Creativity
  • Desire to learn
  • Detail Orientated
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Management skills
  • Patient
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong math and science background
  • Team Orientated
  • Teamwork skills