According to recent ranking of best jobs by U.S. News, software developer ranked #2 in Best Technology Jobs of 2016. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19% employment growth for software developers between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations. Not to mention they earn a pretty convincing income, with a median salary of $95,510. Even better – they are in high demand. Intriguing, right? But what exactly do software developers do?
Do apps ring a bell? Software Developers design, create and troubleshoot the software that we use online every day. They may be involved in web development, mobile development, app development, and so forth. A Junior Software Developer is an entry-level position that may include gathering information from consumers/users, design, testing systems, troubleshooting, programming, and more. This individual works on a team, often with other junior and senior software developers and a project manager. Essentially, these folks are the brains behind technologies we couldn’t live without.
Nashville is no different in the sense that the demand for these positions (and all other tech positions for that matter) is high, and as many of us are aware, technology is not something we as organizations can do without these days. It’s a great time to be in the industry! Clark Buckner, Podcast Director of the Nashville EC podcasts and cofounder of podcasting agency Relationary Marketing, was lucky enough to catch a few interviews from the recent graduates of the Nashville Software School, which are just few of many success stories from developers that underwent a local boot camp/dev program here in Nashville.
Moral of the story – software & junior software developer careers are where it’s at. If you’re interested in learning more about software development, IT in general, what locals are doing in the industry & what careers are out there, check out We Build Tech to explore the possibilities of what tech can do for you.