Hi I'm Megan, ever since we were young we have all imagined what we would be like as an adult. This included where we would live, what type of house we would have, and what kind of job we would have. No dream is too big or too small everything from an astronaut, writer, or even as far out as a Ninja seems possible. Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated by computers. I attend an online school were daily computer research is required and I love it!
My favorite subjects are Science and Math. I got my first minicomputer when I was 8 years old. I saved my money up and two years later bought my first full-size laptop. Since then I have dedicated a large portion of my time trying to understand the ins and outs of the computer and its programs. My future goal is to become a Software Developer.
While looking into my profession I discovered you need to obtain either a Bachelor or Master's Degree. This degree offers knowledge in engineering and technology. During these classes you learn about computers, electronics, products and service development. The classes are based heavily on math and scientific principles. You must attend an ABET accredited college in order to acquire an accredited degree in this field. For this reason I will attend University of Texas at Austin to achieve my goal of getting a Ph.D. in Software Development.
The job opportunities of a Software Developer are growing at a faster than average rate. When I graduate I should have good job prospects. The average starting salary is around $102,801. Since software developing is an ecological friendly field the future is very bright. This information was gathered using www.mynextmove.org, www.abet.org, www.brandcollegeconsulting.com.
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