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Software Applications Developers develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. They analyze user needs and develop software solutions, and design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. They may analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Sample of reported job titles: Application Developer, Application Integration Engineer, Applications Developer, Computer Consultant, Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Software Architect, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Technical Consultant

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $35.82/hr
  • 246 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 28%
  • Retirement Risk: 10% of Local Employees are Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 24% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.