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Programming and Software Development

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Careers in programming and software development involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. People with expertise in programming and software development work with cutting-edge technologies to develop tomorrow's products for use by businesses and consumers. While many of the career opportunities in this area are in software companies, large organizations of other types--such as Financial Services and Business--also offer many opportunities. People with expertise in programming and software development are high demand, doing such work as creating the software that launches and runs NASA space shuttles.

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This pathway is part of the Information Technology cluster. These are the other pathways in the cluster:


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