When I was a child, I watched my older cousins play old video games and fell in love. That became something to stop me from crying and since I played so much I got addicted (still am). So I grew up wondering about technology and wanting to create my own video games. That childhood drive has taken me this far and I'm sure that has been the case for many others. I want to be a software developer and you should too. I have a cousin who is into technology who also inspired me to chase my dreams. Seeing as he went on his journey, he struggled for a while but as he kept at it he gained a lot of experience through internships, and I've never seen him happier.
Software Developers are becoming more and more sought after as time goes on. The way and rate that technology is evolving is the reason for this substantial increase in job openings in this field. Another reason for the increase in jobs is for the fact that more and more of us are growing up exposed to all of this new technology.
A software developer is the person or a group of people that create the technology that we take for granted in this day and age. The phone alarm that wakes you up in the morning and even your favorite apps were all designed by software developers. The job of a software developer can be designing a computer and it's programs or designing a video game and all of the components with it.
Software developing is the type of occupation where you can make a decent amount of money out of college or even without a college diploma. According to money.usnews.com, in the year of 2014 software developers made an average of 95,000 a year. That salary alone could attract others to that field. There are those who are attracted to the money but there are also those who just simply love to work with technology.
Another reason software developing and coding overall is becoming more popular is the fact that it can be self taught. You don't need to leave your home to develop software or learn how. That's an appealing feature to most, to be able to make money while still being at home. You can create an app in your own bedroom. That app you created in your bedroom could be so simple at that, and can make you a lot of money. Apps such as "Flappy Bird" or "The Impossible Game" are so basic and simple yet became super popular.
More people are also going into software developing due to the increase of job openings, although there are many going in there is still a high demand for software developers, that demand is still increasing. According to an article on infoworld.com software developing will be the most sought after occupation in the year 2020. This will occur because there are many job openings in this field. The past has shown that people tend to follow the money. That being said technology is the future and with it comes many jobs for creative minds.
The many different software is another reason this field is increasing substantially. There is a software developer needed for almost anything now. Software developers are needed to program televisions, phones, video games, and computers. Software developers are needed to design most of the things we use in everyday life. So when you use your phone or play a game or even use your calculator just think, someone designed and programmed this so I could use this when I want.
Software developing is becoming more popular in our culture and the number of jobs in this field are increasing. I'm excited to be part of it! Thanks for reading. -- Justin