Career Outlook

Female Programmers

Our bachelor’s students have a 90% job placement rate upon graduation.

The demand for Software Engineers and Software Developers is high, as these workers will be needed to respond to an increased demand for computer software.

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue College increase their opportunities for career growth and earning potential. Common job titles in this industry include Software Engineers, AI Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts and Application Developers.

The median pay in 2020 was $110,140 annually and overall employment for these job titles is projected to grow by 22% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than average for all occupations (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Where do our graduates work?

Our graduates are able to pursue a number of different career pathways within Software Development after earning their bachelor’s degree. Below are the different companies and organizations that our graduates work for and their current job titles.

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Junior Systems Design & Integration Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Design Quality Assurance
  • Software Development Engineer II
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Freelance IT Consultant
  • XR Developer/XR Application Design
  • Software Developer in Test (SDET)/DevOps Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • LiDAR Analyst
  • Lead Software QA Engineer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • Freelance Information Tech Consultant
  • Web Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Cloud App Developer
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Code Coach
  • Services Developer
  • Data & BI Engineering
  • Website and Application Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Web and SQL Server Developer

Explore more

It is helpful for students to start researching career fields of interest as early as possible. Visit O*Net OnLine for occupation information including summary of technology skills, abilities, work activities, level of required education, wages and employment trends and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is also a great resource for checking local and national employment trends, expected job growth, salary information, and entry-level education needed.

Students can learn more about internship opportunities through the Academic Internship Program and Career Center. Students may also learn about relevant job/internship opportunities posted in their Software Development Microsoft Team.

All bachelor’s students will have the option of completing a Capstone project at the end of their studies or an internship in their area of study that meets the qualifications for EXPRL 490/491. The internship must be approved by the program chair prior to starting. For more information visit the Capstones vs. Experiential learning webpage or email the program manager.

Current Bellevue College students and alumni are encouraged to utilize the free resources at the Career Center. They assist with career exploration, job/internship search, resume writing, and interviewing techniques.

Last Updated March 8, 2024