Median Salary: $88,005
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +17%
Total Employees: 42,400
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +60%
Software engineers spend their days writing the snippets of code for applications that millions of people could potentially use. Logically-minded individuals with a love for computers and software tend to fare well in this field.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science or software engineering is required. A post-graduate degree may also be needed if you want to work in specialized fields like machine learning.
The median salary for this profession was $88,000 in 2015, and it’s expected to grow significantly in the future. Salaries, however, are much higher in the U.S. where it’s not uncommon for software engineers to make twice what they might earn in Canada.
There’s been an increase in computer science graduates in recent years. With that comes more competition among job seekers for these high-paid positions.