Game Programming & Management

Gaming programmers are the people who take an idea for a video game and bring it to life through the use of programming techniques.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the areas of animation and visual special effects are expected to be in high demand over the next decade thanks to consumer interest in video games that include realistic images and special effects.

Education requirements to work in the industry vary. Some employers require only an associate degree in video game design or other graphic design training, while others prefer a bachelor’s degree. Coursework should focus on programming and technical skills required for video game programming.

Video game programmers can make upwards of $55,000 annually.

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