Us Programmer Layoff from Off Shoring Essay

2579 Words Nov 30th, 2011 11 Pages
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ROLES IN THE UNITED STATES

Software Engineering Roles for Displaced Computer Programmers

R. B. Blinder

ENG-201-OL

December 10, 2011

Thomas Edison State College

Table of Contents

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ROLES IN THE UNITED STATES 1
Abstract 3
Software Engineering for Displaced Computer Programmers 4
Purpose 5
Education and Training Requirements 8
Sources of data 9
Figure 1 Projections Data 9
Figure 2 ESTIMATED WAGES 10
Summary 10
References 12
Appendix A 13
Job Summary 1 - Senior Embedded Engineer 14
Job Summary 2 - Android Software Programmer 16

Abstract
This paper focuses on the field of software engineering, with a focus on the specific job role of a systems analyst, an area that
…show more content…
As computer programming is essentially a universal language available to all, developing countries like Japan and India saw an opportunity. They began to beckon to American companies, luring them in with cheaper, skilled workforces. The result was loss of jobs in the United States, which ultimately led to the need for re-education of American computer programmers, who were displaced, through government programs such as UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
The hiring outlook for software engineers with skills focused on computer programming (coding) is considerably worse than other information technology specialties, due to more companies opting to cut costs by outsourcing to international workforces (Baden, 2010). The U.S. Department of Labor (2008) estimates programmer employment will decline 3 percent through 2018. This is depicted in the 2009 Bureau of Labor report (Figure 1 Projections Data); due to advances in software design and tools that require less programming, the increasing ability of users to write and implement programs independently or re-use software frameworks, and offshore outsourcing, computer programmers can expect to see a decline in available jobs. Programming can be accomplished in countries that have lower prevailing wages.
U.S. employment prospects for other types of software engineers is expected to grow more than 32 percent, between

Related Documents