U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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15-1132 Software Developers, Applications
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.
Illustrative examples: Computer Applications Engineer,
Software Applications Architect,
Software Applications Engineer
Broad Occupation: 15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers
Minor Group: 15-1100 Computer Occupations
Major Group: 15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010