Careers in video-game design

video game designers at workThink you have what it takes to be a video-game designer?

Video-game design jobs require a mix of artistic creativity and technical skills.  Game design can be a fun and rewarding career field. And, this emerging career is expected to grow and have job openings in the future.

What do video-game designers do?

As a video game designer, you might do all or some of the following:

  • Design core features of video games
  • Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies
  • Create and maintain design documentation
  • Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed

What kind of education do video-game designers need?

Most people entering this field have a bachelor’s degree. It may be in a liberal arts field, or in one of these specialized fields:

  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism

You can locate local training programs that can help you prepare for this field.

How much money do video-game designers make?

The average salary for the range of computer fields that video-game designer is part of is about $86,000 a year. Learn about average salaries in your state or local area.

Want to learn more?

You can watch a video about video-game designers and learn more details at CareerOneStop’s Video Game Designer Occupation Profile.

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