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Are Computer Programming Jobs considered experience for Software Engineering Jobs?

I am only a sophomore in High School, but college has been on my mind a ton. Ever since I was able to type, I've wanted to do something with computers. I am taking programming classes and want to be a Software Engineer when I get older. Out of curiosity, I looked up online for Software Engineering Jobs and most to all of them require at least 3 years of experience. Since the two jobs are so similar, would a Computer Programmer's job be considered experience for a Software Engineering position?

Asked By: - 2/26/2012
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Titles are often just that - titles. A programmer can be called developer, software developer, developer/analyst, software engineer, to name but a few. In Canada, you're not supposed to be using the title 'Engineer' unless you are a certified engineer and have got a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering - it's a... More
Answered By: Fowler Fan - 3/1/2012
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Most software engineers start out as just programmers before they work their way up to a design position(which is really what software engineering is all about, not so much about the coding as much as the design of the software system)and you have to know how programming works so yes.
Answered By: Embedded man - 2/26/2012
 
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