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Software Developers, Applications

in Massachusetts

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

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
151132  Software Developers, Applications 27,571 31,626 4,055 14.71 % 800 406 394 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    10,970  40 % 13,280  42 % 2,310  21 % $105,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    10,970  40 % 13,280  42 % 2,310  21 % $105,830
Information    6,720  24 % 8,230  26 % 1,510  22 % $120,980
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    5,040  18 % 6,130  19 % 1,090  22 % $120,000
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    2,070  8 % 1,830  6 % -240  -11 % $117,340
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,580  6 % 1,570  5 % -10  -1 % $80,670
Other Information Services    1,130  4 % 1,410  4 % 280  25 % $111,210
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    880  3 % 1,070  3 % 190  21 % $103,760
Health Care and Social Assistance    620  2 % 710  2 % 90  14 % $94,360
Hospitals    580  2 % 660  2 % 80  14 % $94,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises    570  2 % 600  2 % 30  4 % $107,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises    570  2 % 600  2 % 30  4 % $107,670
Educational Services    520  2 % 550  2 % 30  6 % $97,140
Educational Services    520  2 % 550  2 % 30  6 % $97,140
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    480  2 % 530  2 % 50  11 % $108,800
Wholesale Trade    480  2 % 480  2 % 0  -2 % $101,860
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    450  2 % 570  2 % 120  27 % $127,310
Administrative and Support Services    450  2 % 500  2 % 50  11 % $108,800
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    390  1 % 380  1 % -10  -4 % $109,780
Machinery Manufacturing    200  1 % 170  1 % -30  -14 % $115,460
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