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Software engineers will be in high demand for the foreseeable future.
The number of software development jobs is projected to grow by at least 10% per year through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as with any profession that requires a college degree and significant training time, there are some global trends affecting apprenticeship opportunities in 2022:
The need for more women entering STEM fields has been shown to help close the gender pay gap
-In China, there is a push towards automation and away from human labor due to lack of skilled workers
In India, 95% of engineering graduates do not have jobs six months after graduation
Africa will experience a shortage of engineering graduates in 2022
US: immigration policies are changing, leading to greater difficulty for foreign workers and students who want to enter the U.S.
Content: In addition, there is more demand for software engineers than supply because so many STEM careers require technical knowledge that only degrees can provide, which limits people without higher education from entering this industry or earning an adequate living wage when they do manage to get entry level positions on their own merit (or through luck).
This increased need paired with limited apprenticeship opportunities has led some experts to predict a global “software engineer crisis” by 2020 – 2025 as well as reports of layoffs due to lack of qualified applicants in countries such as India. In order to avoid the crisis, apprenticeship programs and other opportunities for workers without degrees need to increase.
These would allow people who do not have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or software engineering to still get better jobs with higher pay than they are able to earn now as well as provide more competition for entry-level positions that employers can’t fill right away.
In addition, these types of programs will continue the trend of making STEM careers accessible by those who might otherwise never had an opportunity because education is no longer seen as strictly necessary when it comes to getting a job in some fields. Content: At present, there are many open-source applications that help create automated analyses and reports about data stored on computers belonging to companies and public