The IT industry is booming, and there are dozens of jobs available within the field: tech support, computer programmer, database analyst—the list goes on. But one of the industry’s most popular job titles today is mobile app developer, previously named Best Job in America by CNN Money. Do you have what it takes to become a mobile app developer?
Industry Outlook for Mobile App Developers
These days, it seems we’re all glued to our smartphones, constantly checking email and swiping between apps that keep us entertained or make our daily lives easier. Apps can be used for just about anything, from setting up rides or providing directions to socializing and finding dates. But it’s someone’s job to create those apps, and fortunately, the industry is booming. In fact, last year CNN Money named Mobile App Developer its Best Job in America, with a projected growth of 19 percent over the next decade, and a median salary exceeding $97,000. But that’s not all: app developers often enjoy flexible work schedules and the ability to telecommute. Plus, jobs are always in demand at software companies and tech firms, and many developers enjoy the freedom of working for themselves.