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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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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
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 % $107,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    10,970  40 % 13,280  42 % 2,310  21 % $107,390
Information    6,720  24 % 8,230  26 % 1,510  22 % $127,010
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    5,040  18 % 6,130  19 % 1,090  22 % $126,280
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    2,070  8 % 1,830  6 % -240  -11 % $115,720
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,580  6 % 1,570  5 % -10  -1 % $55,810
Other Information Services    1,130  4 % 1,410  4 % 280  25 % $140,800
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    1,090  4 % 1,110  4 % 20  2 % $129,570
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    880  3 % 1,070  3 % 190  21 % $102,880
Health Care and Social Assistance    620  2 % 710  2 % 90  14 % $92,940
Hospitals    580  2 % 660  2 % 80  14 % $92,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises    570  2 % 600  2 % 30  4 % $113,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises    570  2 % 600  2 % 30  4 % $113,890
Educational Services    520  2 % 550  2 % 30  6 % $93,590
Educational Services    520  2 % 550  2 % 30  6 % $93,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    480  2 % 530  2 % 50  11 % $113,430
Wholesale Trade    480  2 % 480  2 % 0  -2 % $106,030
Administrative and Support Services    450  2 % 500  2 % 50  11 % $113,430
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    450  2 % 570  2 % 120  27 % $116,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    390  1 % 380  1 % -10  -4 % $113,630
Machinery Manufacturing    200  1 % 170  1 % -30  -14 % $109,620