How Do They Do That? Software Development Is The Key

The field of software development is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science today. Software developers design software programs in various programming languages; code, test, and update software; and ensure clients’ cybersecurity and data storage capability needs are met. Software developers sometimes write, change, or debug a client’s software. In some roles, they are hired to develop new applications or build operating systems, or they might test client software, write the code, or create the applications that will improve it. 

Software developers could need to use any variety of programming languages; however, they are generally expected to be proficient in HTML and CSS, Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, C++, and Scala. The more you know, the more flexible you can be when searching for the right role for you.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2020 and 2030, the field of software development is going to grow at a rate of 22%; that’s much faster than average. If you’re looking for a new career that offers stability moving forward into the future, this area can certainly provide that.

Level of Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developers are generally required to have earned a bachelor’s degree in a computer science or information technology related field. However, because of the far higher growth rate of this career path, you can find a job as a software developer with specialized training instead, opening the door for many people interested in finding a new career in a short amount of time.

With the start of courses like those offered through WTI, the field of software development has become much more open to individuals trained through non-traditional schools since organizations of all types and sizes need well-trained developers, leaving the door wide open for those motivated individuals seeking exciting new opportunities.


Washington Technical Institute’s Software Development Certificate can be completed in 8 months, with programs starting every day.  Such flexible start dates makes this program unique and much more accessible for our students. An additional benefit of WTI’s programs is that we offer affordable pricing and monthly payments to help our students leave school without debt. 

Although our goal is to help our students graduate their programs with little to no debt, we also recognize that some students might need to utilize a loan for their educational investment. We are excited to announce our partnership with Climb Credit, a student lending company focused on financing career-building programs. 

If you’re ready to enroll and start your training to become a software developer, you can register for your program online through our website. Still have questions about our programs? Feel free to call us at 800-371-5581 or text us at 952-465-3702. Our admissions specialists will be happy answer whatever questions you have.

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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning.