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 this one-year bachelor-level diploma in web development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor.
What will I do as a Java developer?
A Java developer is a back-end developer who specializes in using the Java programming language to build applications. As Java is an essential part of many types of applications, Java developers are highly sought after in a wide variety of sectors.
A java developer may be in charge of:
- developing and improving an application software
- designing technical architecture
- implementing software tests and debugging code
- producing the design schema of a database
- writing technical and functional documentation
- analyzing customer needs
- selecting and advocating for suitable technical solutions
- keeping up with changes in technologies
How much will I earn?
Back-end web development can be a lucrative career with many prospects opening up as you continue to rack up valuable experience. Here is what you might expect to earn in your career as a Java developer:
Beginner: $50,000 - $80,000
2-5 years: $70,000 - $90,000
5+ years: $100,000 +
Beginner: £30,000 - £40,000
2-5 years: £40,000 - £50,000
5+ years: £50,000 +
What are my job prospects?
This path can prepare you for the following jobs:
- Java developer
- Back-end developer
Java is also one of the languages used to program mobile Android applications.
After a few years of experience, a developer can advance to a position of lead developer, software designer / architect, or technical director / tech lead.
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
- Internet access
What will I learn how to do?
In this path, you'll learn how to:
- Jump-start your studies by defining a personal learning strategy
- Program with the Java programming language
- Use programming tools like Eclipse, Git, and Spring Boot
- Ensure the security of a web application
- Interpret user requirements and propose a technical solution
- Create UML diagrams
- Develop an application according to customer needs
- Manage application test plans
- Provide technical support with documentation
- Stay up to date for a set of technologies
- Practice Agile web development
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 "Back-End Developer: Java", 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!