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Florida Software Development Schools

Florida Software Development Idustry Outlook:

With Florida’s flourishing aerospace industry, and computer software/technology being incorporated with all typical everyday jobs, the security of a career is only going to be growing in this orange fruit filled state’s future.

florida software development schools

The great thing about the Internet is that the sky is limitless; it’s an open stage. You can be the trainer/trainee, seller/buyer; sender/receiver…the opportunity is just a mouse click away.

Miami offers one of the top colleges for becoming a Computer Software Engineer- Florida International University. FIU was founded in 1965 is the 15th largest university in the U.S.

At FIU, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the leading engineering education resource and is the prime resource for technology development in Florida.

280 cities in Florida contain 4,403 software companies. Below is a list of the top 10 cities and the number of Software Development companies in each, according to Monster.com in 2009:

  • Orlando (301)
  • Tampa (294)
  • Miami (247)
  • Fort Lauderdale (233)
  • Jacksonville (232)
  • Boca Raton (176)
  • Tallahassee (124)
  • Melbourne (92)
  • Clearwater (91)
  • Sarasota (89)

Florida Software Development Salary and Working Conditions:

The average software engineer works at least 40 hours a week, but 17% work more than 50 hours a week. The average annual salary calculates at $82,000, which is 4% lower than the national average. Working into the late night hours, or Saturday and Sunday to meet deadlines is a usual case.
Position Monthly Annual
Computer Forensics Examiner $8,300 $100,000
Information Security Architect $4,600 $55,000
Intelligence - Military Capabilities $7,150 $86,000
Information Security Analyst $4,600 $54,000
Source: Indeed.com 2009    

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in Florida: