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According to The Balance Careers, a software developer is the second-fastest growing job in the tech sector.[1] That means a lot, considering the strong demand for technology workers and the specialized skills required. How do you land one of these jobs that boasted a median pay of about $105,000 in 2018?[2] First priority: get a degree. Many experts suggest that a computer science degree’s value comes from covering a broad range of topics that are relevant to all career paths in the Information Technology field. Tiffin University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science with a concentration in software development falls in that camp, teaching you a variety of technological skills, plus how businesses operate.

At TU, we pride ourselves on preparing you to succeed in the real world. In our computer science degree program, industry experts will teach you to code in the most in-demand programming languages and databases, and practice applying them in a realistic virtual environment. They’ll also help you get ready to go after professional certifications to show your knowledge meets industry standards. Tiffin University is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center and can administer all Microsoft certifications to give you an edge over other job candidates, including:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Access
  • Several Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications in a variety of programming languages
  • CompTia Network+
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST)

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor said software developer jobs would grow 24% over 10 years, much faster than the average for all other occupations.[2] In a world becoming more digital by the day, these jobs are here to stay. Put yourself in the running with a BS in Computer Science from Tiffin University.

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[1] Bradford, Laurence. “The 7 Fastest-Growing Tech Jobs,” The Balance Careers, May 15, 2019.

[2] Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers, United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 12, 2019