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Careers for Game Development Graduates

For majors in Computer Science and Computer and Information Systems concentrating in game development

Common job titles

  • Animator
  • Artificial intelligence programmer
  • Audio worker
  • Computer programmer
  • Game designer
  • Game programmer
  • Graphics programmer
  • Level designer
  • Mechanic designer
  • Modeler
  • Network programmer
  • Physics programmer
  • Producer
  • Quality assurance tester
  • Software developer
  • Web developer

Job outlook data

The video game industry had sales in excess of $10 billion and employed more than 32,000 people in 2009, the last year for which data are available. Video games require the collaboration of many developers who perform a variety of tasks like production and programming. They work for both small and large game studios to create games that can be played on many different devices, including console systems, computers and cell phones.

Where can I work with this Concentration?

The largest employers of software developers include:

  • Computer systems design
  • Software publishers
  • Finance and insurance
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Management of companies and enterprises

Game developers often work in the following environments:

  • Large game studios
  • Small independent studios
  • Mobile and Web application development
  • Social media
  • Independent game development

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Work for play: Careers in video game developmentSoftware Developers

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