Career Outlook

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What jobs can students get with a bachelor’s degree in Software Development?

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 is $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).

Companies BC Alumni work at

Where do our BAS Application Development students end up after they graduate? Below is a list of some of the companies that our graduates work for.


Job titles BC Alumni hold

BAS graduates are able to pursue a number of career pathways in Software Development. Below are some of the job roles that our graduates have landed.


  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Junior Systems Design & Integration Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Design Quality Assurance
  • Software Developer
  • Software Development Engineer II
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Bing Ads
  • Computer Lab Lead
  • Lead Software QA Engineer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • Freelance Information Tech Consultant
  • Web Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Code Coach

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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.

Internships

Although the Software Development program does not place students into internships, students can learn more about internship opportunities through the Academic Internship Program and Career Center. Additionally, once students are admitted into the bachelor’s program they will receive an invitation to join the BAS Software Development Microsoft Team where the program manager will communicate out relevant job/internship opportunities.

All bachelor 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 on capstone vs. internship options please email the program manager.

Career Center

BC 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 January 21, 2022