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Software Engineers

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Nearly 1.5 million software engineers are employed in the United States. Software engineers work in many industries, including medical, manufacturing, military, communications, aerospace, scientific, and other commercial businesses. About 33 percent of software engineers—the largest concentration in the field—work in computer systems design and related services. Another 11 percent work in manufacturing and 9 percent are employed by software publishers. Many software engineers work at software firms that are located in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, in northern California, as well as in Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington, and New York, among other places.

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