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The mobile app market is exploding and opening up new job opportunities and pathways.

A new report by Progressive Policy Institute shows the growing mobile app economy job market. The report estimates that in the U.S. alone, there are about 1.66 million app economy jobs.

Mobile Developer is ranked as one of the Best Jobs in America according to GlassDoor. And, predictions estimate that by 2017, over 268 billion downloads will generate $77 billion worth of revenue.

You probably engage with apps every day, but how do you pursue mobile applications as a career path?

Enroll in an XSeries Program on Java Programming to start writing code for new applications. Explore Mobile Application Experiences from MIT to learn how to create using HCI principles. Or, learn directly from the experts at Microsoft and begin Introduction to XAML and Application Development today.

If you are interested in becoming a mobile app developer, a great first step to your new career in mobile applications is learning with free online resources. At edX, we are committed to increasing access to education and helping our learners obtain new skills and advance their knowledge and career.

An excellent option to consider is the Professional Android Developer MicroMasters. This 5-course, graduate-level program covers beginner to advanced programming skills and prepares students for the Google Associate Android Developer Certification Exam.

Check out more edX courses to take the next step to developing the skills needed to secure a new job in this growing field. Explore an interest in app development, take a CS and mobile development course and learn more about the life of a mobile developer.  

Link to Skilledup Infographic on Life of a mobile app developer

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