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How to become a Java Developer

Most Java developers start with a degree in computer science, information technology, math or any other relevant field. Anyone who wants to go into Java development should focus their education on learning the language and gaining an understanding of the uses and applications of the language. Courses that focus on Java programming are also helpful, including database management, computer architecture and technical writing.

How to become: Full Stack Developer · Back End Developer · Software Engineer · Application Developer · Developer
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Typical qualifications for a Java Developer

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Java Developer jobs in United States

Sr. Java Engineer
Stier Solutions
Austin, TX
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14 hours ago
Java Developer
Republic Services3.1
Phoenix, AZ
14 hours ago
Java Developer - Telematics (Bilingual Korean/English)
Woongjin, Inc3.5
Fountain Valley, CA
$100,000 - $140,000 a year
1 day ago
Performance PLUS Developer with Java
ehub global
$55 - $60 an hour
2 hours ago
Java Developer with GCP Experience
Amaze systems
Dearborn, MI
$97,763 - $117,736 a year
2 hours ago
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Career progression for Java Developer

Education levels for Java Developers

Based on the requirements of Java Developer job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
Bachelor's degree51.1%
Master's degree30.3%
Bachelor's degree9.4%
Master's degree6.5%
Associate's degree2.7%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Java Developer in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$70,400
4 - 8$90,500
8 - 12$104,900
12 - 16$109,600
16 - 20$108,900
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Common questions about career advices for a Java Developer

Do I have need a degree to work as a Java Developer?

Most Java developer job descriptions will state that a degree is a prerequisite. However, experience counts for a lot. If you don't have a degree but have learned Java on the job and are competent at using it in a variety of different applications, a hiring manager can be impressed enough to overlook the lack of a degree.

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Are there any other required qualifications?

Although it is possible to get a job straight out of college, there are a number of accreditation programs that will help you get a job as a Java developer. Many software companies offer their own certification programs, and these can help you specialize in a specific area if you know what aspect of development you want to work in.

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What other skills does a Java developer need?

Accuracy is one of the most important qualities in a Java developer because the fewer the errors in the code, the more reliable and maintainable a program is. Developers are often required to respond to problems and issues, and fix things quickly and accurately to reduce downtime and increase efficiency.

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