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Infographic: The Top Benefits of Being a Software Development Degree Holder

The clear benefit to having a software development degree is that it is applicable to countless careers in a multitude of industries. With technology surrounding us daily, software not only allows for improved communication, but it continues to transform our world and the way in which everything is accomplished. It is no surprise that the software development career field is growing at a faster than average rate of 17%.

With the continued need for improved technology and software, software development degree holders are the key to new solutions. And the numbers speak for themselves – it is predicted that employment will reach 1.3 million by the year 2024. Over 91% of current developers consider themselves gainfully employed, with average salaries ranging from $75,000 to $91,000.

Software development is an important part of today’s world. Not only can software developers help mold and shape new technologies, but they can also have an impact on its applications.

The below infographic, created by Maryville University’s Online Master of Science in Software Development (MSSD) program, explores what sets a degree holder apart from others and the benefits that come from having a degree in software development.

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