One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.
Here at OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a one-year bachelor’s-level diploma in development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor.
In this path, you'll study Android development. Android developers build mobile applications on the most widely-used mobile platform in the world. You guessed it: Android! They build apps that run on both smartphones and tablets and can even run on Android smartphones or TVs.
Android is a mobile operating system created by Google. You may also have heard of its main competitor: iOS, which is made by Apple. Android is similar in terms of functionality but looks different and runs on different types of phones.
An Android developer:
- Builds mobile applications on the Android operating system
- Writes clean, well-structured code
- Writes unit and integration tests for their code
- Takes project briefs from clients and builds apps based on those needs
- And more!
How much will I earn?
Android developers, whether they work in Java or Kotlin, can be well-paid because the industry lacks specialized developers in this field.
As an Android developer, you'll be able to earn:
- Beginner: $60,000 - $80,000
- More experienced: $80,000 - $120,000+
- Freelance: $30 - $150/hour
- Beginner: £35,000 - £45,000
- More experienced: £45,000 - £60,000+
- Freelance: £20 - £130/hour
What are my job prospects?
Android developers are actively recruited by every kind of company, from startups to big companies. Google products are widely used in almost every industry, and no company that ventures into web or mobile services would be able to do so fully without building Android applications, as Android is the most widely-used mobile platform in the world.
Find Android development job offers on Indeed.
Who is eligible to enroll?
This path is accessible to all, but here are some recommendations:
- A high school diploma / GCSE level
- A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
- Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a good internet connection
- Ideally an Android smartphone
To earn the diploma, you’ll need to complete all projects and have them evaluated by your mentors. Your work will then be evaluated by a jury composed of professionals. Follow the courses offered in the path to prepare yourself for the projects.
What will I learn?
- Create Android applications based on Java and the development environment Android Studio
- Communicate with a database to store and retrieve information
- Write unit and integration tests, as well as interface tests
- Produce technical and functional documentation of an application
- Use a network to retrieve information
- Understand and apply Design Patterns to ensure application stability
- Analyze a project brief and choose a technical solution
- Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
- Respect Material Design recommendations in order to provide the best user experience possible
How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?
Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.
At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.
Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.
OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.
Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)"
bachelor's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional
This diploma is at level 6 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).
If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.
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At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.
By following the learning path "Android Developer", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.
What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!