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Software Application Developers

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Approximately 1,469,200 software application developers are employed in the United States. Opportunities are best in large cities and suburbs where business and industry are active. Programmers who develop software systems work for software developers and manufacturers, many of whom are in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, in northern California, as well as in Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington, and New York, among other places. Developers who adapt and tailor the software to meet specific needs of end-users work for those end-user companies, many of which are scattered across the country.

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