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Research Activity: Careers

Occupation Profile Page

Tell us about the
job using the
description on the
profile page
(Summarize the
description in
your own words)

What else is this

job called?
If your occupation
has a video, watch
Summarize what
you learned about
this occupation
from the video.
What cluster is
this occupation
(job) a part of?
List what they do.

Software Developers, Applications

Develop, create, and modify general computer
applications software or specialized utility programs.
You must analyze user needs and develop software
solutions. Design software or customize software for
client use with the aim of optimizing operational
efficiency. You may analyze, design databases within an
application area, working individually or coordinating
database development as part of a team. May supervise
computer programmers.
Video Game Engineer, Technical Consultant, Systems
Analyst, Test Engineer, User Interface Designer,
Usability Engineer, Windows Software Engineer,
Systems Analyst Programmer, Systems Administrator,
Technical Support Engineer
What I learned about the video is that without Software
engineers there would be no computers, and may have
to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines. Also,
they should have a strong grasp of mathematics and the
ability to follow very detailed instructions.

Computer and Mathematical cluster

Norris, 2015

Name: ________________________

Analyze Information to determine, recommend,

and plan computer specifications and layouts, and
peripheral equipment modifications
Recommend purchase of equipment to control
dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system
Specify power supply requirements and
Train users to use new or modified equipment
Determine system performance standards.
Obtain and evaluate information on factors such
as reporting formats required, costs, and security
needs to determine hardware configuration
Coordinate software system installation and
monitor equipment functioning to ensure
specification are met
Supervise the work of programmers,
technologists and technicians and other

Research Activity: Careers

Occupation Profile Page

Name: ________________________
engineering and scientific personnel
Consult with customers about software system
design and maintenance
Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis
of system capabilities and requirements

List their

Investigative interests, and prefer Realistic and

Conventional environments.

List their work

List the things
they need to
List the things
they need to be
able to do.
What preparation
is required?

Prize working conditions, and recognition and

achievement in their jobs

List the common

college majors.

List the industries

that employ this

List similar

Norris, 2015

Computers and Electronics, Mathematics, English

Language, Engineering and Technology, and Customer
and Personal Service
Programming, Complex Problem Solving, Systems
Analysis, Judgment and Decision Making, Systems
Evaluation, Operations Analysis, and Critical Thinking
Most of these occupations require a four-year
bachelors degree, but some do not.
Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology,
Informatics, Computer Programming/Programmer,
General, Computer Programming, Specific Applications,
Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics,
Computer Engineering, General, Computer Software
Engineering, Computer Software
Technology/Technician, and Modeling, Virtual
Environments and Simulation
Not available for this occupation
Computer and Information Systems Managers,
Computer Engineering, General, San Jose State
University, Software Developers, Systems Software,
Computer Science, Computer Software Engineering,
Computer and Information Research Scientists,
University of California-Los Angeles, California
Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo,
Computer Programmers, University of Southern
California, Computer Programming/Programmer,