Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor, employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Demand for computer software engineers will increase as computer networking continues to grow.

Potential Earnings

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor, computer programmers start at $40,800. Computer software engineers start at $53,100. Salaries vary depending on experience and industry.