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Alabama Department of Labor

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SOC: 15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance. Develop or direct software system testing or validation procedures. Direct software programming and development of documentation. Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance. Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system. Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements, or resolve customer problems. Design or develop software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. Prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status. Confer with data processing or project managers to obtain information on limitations or capabilities for data processing projects. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. Coordinate installation of software system.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $33.13   Entry $68,909.00
Mean $49.19   Mean $102,306.00
Experience $57.21 Experience $119,005.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
4,3305,1901501.83
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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