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Become A Java Developer

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Working As A Java Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $69,347

    Average Salary

What Does A Java Developer Do

A Java Developer is responsible for the programming and development of applications and software. They conduct software analysis, programming, testing, and debugging.

How To Become A Java Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.


Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.


Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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Real Java Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Java Developer Populus Group LLC New York, NY Feb 23, 2016 $198,265
Java Developer Populus Group LLC New York, NY Dec 11, 2015 $177,395
Java Developer Columbia Technology Corp New York, NY Aug 17, 2015 $177,395
Java Developer Populus Group LLC New York, NY Oct 13, 2015 $166,960
Java Developer Equilend Holdings LLC New York, NY Sep 05, 2016 $165,000
Java Developer Steven Douglas Associates, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jan 03, 2016 $163,200
Java Developer Steven Douglas Associates, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Dec 23, 2016 $163,000
Java Developer Populus Group LLC Bloomington, MN Nov 07, 2016 $160,699
Java Developer Appcore Solutions LLC New York, NY Jun 01, 2015 $160,000
Java Developer RIIM LLC New York, NY Aug 14, 2015 $160,000
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Top Skills for A Java Developer


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Top Java Developer Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. JSP
  3. Html
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented JSON with Flex to feed Data grids into the web application.
  • Designed and developed JSP pages for modules reporting.
  • Designed and developed the HTML front end screens and validated forms using JavaScript.
  • Design and coding of screens involving complex calculations on various data windows accessing different tables on the oracle database.
  • Develop and maintain J2EE components including JSPs, and Servlets.

Top Java Developer Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Java Developer

  1. AT&T
  2. Wells Fargo
  3. Bank of America
  4. Verizon
  5. HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
  6. State Farm
  7. FedEx
  8. Tata Consultancy Services
  9. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  10. AIG
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