2. Firmware Engineer

computer scienceJob Responsibilities: Firmware engineers need to have deep knowledge of programming languages and applications, as they develop the software that runs our electronic devices. They create, implement, and optimize the algorithms that make devices like remote controls, cell phones, and even medical devices function. Firmware engineers also need strong communication skills as they have to understand their company’s needs and convey information to clients and colleagues.

Median Salary: $87,723

Education Required: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a comparable subject will get you in the door with most employers. These programs are available at schools like the University of Southern California, Wayne State University, Wichita State University, and other schools near you.

STEM Type: Explorer

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