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In 2019, there were over 23.9 million software developers around the world, according to Evans Data Corporation. That number is expected to reach 28.7 million by 2024. There are over 3.4 million developers in the US alone. Most of these jobs require prior experience (2-5+ years) in software engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Computer Science degree. Companies are increasingly open to accepting candidates without these degree requirements, which are often just a stipulation from HR.