Computers, Tech & Engineering
Mobile Application Development

As mobile technology continues to proliferate, develop, and incorporate into every aspect of our daily lives, the need for developers of the software and networks behind these mobile applications is also rapidly expanding, making a degree and career in Mobile Application Development highly rewarding and exciting.

Types of Degrees

Mobile Application Development students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or certificate program. In this field, a bachelor's degree is typically required for entry-level positions but oftentimes, more importance is placed on a developer's real-world skills than on their level of education.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in computer science coursework and extracurricular or work experience related to computers, programming, and software development helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Mobile Application Development Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Mobile Application Development include:

  • Application/Software/Web Developer
  • Mobile Network System Engineer
  • Mobile Network Administrator
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Software Developers was $107,510 in 2019 (1) while Network and Computer Systems Administrators earned a mean salary of $83,510. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.