Making a career choice is never easy, not matter at what stage of life you are at. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re considering a change, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. But have you ever considered becoming a mobile developer? In case you haven’t, there are some very compelling reasons to consider studying mobile development. Here are just eight:
1. Mobile developers earn more money
Mobile developers earn around $72,000 a year on average compared to $58,000 for a web developer. The difference in salaries is largely down to the current high demand for mobile developers and relatively low supply.
2. Smartphone usage is constantly on the up
In 2017, more than half of the world’s population uses a smartphone, which is a 30% increase on 2016. Market penetration is increasing at an unprecedented rate, which will only translate into a surge in mobile development jobs.
3. There is a huge demand for mobile developers
According to data from StackOverflow, iOS and Android development are two of the top three areas suffering from high demand and low supply.
4. You can make money by selling an app
If you’re able to develop your own mobile app, you might be able to generate a revenue stream by making it available for purchase in the App Store or on Google Play. You just need the great idea, some mobile development skills and the sky is your limit.
5. You can learn online without leaving your current job
With online learning becoming ever more accessible, you can even stay at your current job while you learn mobile development. You can study iOS or Android development on OpenClassrooms and study at your own pace, fitting it into your current schedule.
6. Developing mobile applications has a more direct impact on the end user
Unlike front-end or back-end web development, building a mobile application has a more direct and immediate impact on the end user. Being able to access things like location, contacts and schedule makes the user experience more personalised so if you’re someone who seeks to work on impactful projects, mobile development could be for you.
7. You’ll be joining a community
There is an enormous number of mobile developers out there and many of them can be found online. If ever you’re struggling on a project, or you’d just like to exchange with like-minded people, a whole community is just a click away.
8. You’ll be constantly learning
The mobile development landscape is not only relatively new, but is also always evolving. For life long learners and those who are afraid of getting bored with their job, with mobile development you’ll always find something new to work on.
Are you ready to make the jump?
If you’re seriously considering the jump to mobile development, OpenClassrooms can help you achieve your goals. Our online degrees are self-paced and project-focused, meaning you’ll be learning by doing. You’ll also have access to personal mentoring sessions with an industry expert once a week to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. And because we are so sure you’ll find a job after graduating, we also offer a six month job guarantee.