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12. Software Engineer
Median Salary: $85,342.40
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +17%
Total Employees: 43,100
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +54%
If you're intrigued by the idea of working on applications that millions of people could potentially use, then you'll want to take a look at the growing group of software engineers who are researching, designing, evaluating, integrating and maintaining software applications, technical environments, operating systems (you can thank these guys for all those Apple iOS updates), embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software in both the private and public sectors.