Java job suggestions - best path to take?
I just signed up here and am trying to get oriented in the best path for Java. I have several questions relating to the job field so any help people can offer would be greatly appreciated! I want to work as a Java developer and have a goal of making 6 figures (in Southern California) within 5 years. Please let me know how I should adjust my plans to make this possible.
I was also considering a computer science degree but am currently lacking the money to do so. Is that a necessary step or do you think it's possible to get into the job market based solely on a portfolio/certs? I also may have the opportunity to do a tech support job in the next month. Do you think that would help my resume and overall outlook?
What other suggestions do you have for a floundering developer? I've heard websites like coursera, edx, and udacity are good to learn code but do you have any other suggestions? Thanks to any/all that take the time to read and respond to this thread. I'm just hoping to get a good start here and want to make sure the direction I choose is viable.