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Before becoming a developer/consultant, 67.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 21.5% developer/consultants went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most developer/consultants have a college degree. But about one out of every nine developer/consultants didn't attend college at all.
Those developer/consultants who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or computer science degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for developer/consultants include psychology degrees or political science degrees.
Once you're ready to become a developer/consultant, you should explore the companies that typically hire developer/consultants. According to developer/consultant resumes that we searched through, developer/consultants are hired the most by Siemens, Lumina, and Microsoft. Currently, Siemens has 41 developer/consultant job openings, while there are 24 at Lumina and 11 at Microsoft.
Since salary is important to some developer/consultants, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Dell, Office Depot, and The PNC Financial Services Group. If you were to take a closer look at Dell, you'd find that the average developer/consultant salary is $127,123. Then at Office Depot, developer/consultants receive an average salary of $123,251, while the salary at The PNC Financial Services Group is $115,846.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, and Microsoft. These three companies have hired a significant number of developer/consultants from these institutions.
For the most part, developer/consultants make their living in the technology and finance industries. Developer/consultants tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $102,554. The developer/consultant annual salary in the professional and technology industries generally make $94,930 and $90,071 respectively. Additionally, developer/consultants who work in the finance industry make 29.6% more than developer/consultants in the pharmaceutical Industry.