Software Engineering Degrees

Software engineers are in demand so if you’re considering earning a degree in this field, now is the time. More and more schools now offer both online and on-campus software engineering programs at all education levels, from associate’s degree to a PhD. And with the right credentials and training, you’ll be prepared to work in a number of different settings, developing and maintaining software and computer systems for companies of all sizes.

My Degree – What It’s Good For

Software engineers are the “creative minds behind computer programs.” They help businesses maintain and modernize their IT infrastructures in addition to creating high-quality software for a variety of purposes. With a degree in software engineering, you’ll be prepared to fill a number of valuable positions, some of which may include:

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential will vary and is determined by a number of factors including where you live, your employer, years of experience, and area of specialization. However, in May 2011, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a mean annual wage of $87,900 for computer software engineers. With an advanced degree, you may earn more as well as qualify for higher-level positions.

Tech Schools and Computer/IT Degrees

Colorado Technical University BS: IT
BS: IT Security
MS: Computer Sci - Software Eng
Colorado Technical University - The Colorado Technical University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CTU is among the largest technical schools in the world with online programs available. Students can obtain degrees like the MS in Computer Science or the BS in Information Technology.
Purdue University AAS: IT
BS: IT/Information Systems
Purdue University - Purdue University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is one of the largest schools in the US. While not strictly a technical school, they do offer dozens of degrees in the field of technology like the AAS, BS, and MS in Information Technology. The distance learning programs make it easy for students to attend class and balance work and their personal life.

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