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Video Game Designers

General Information

Description

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.

Industry areas

  • Information Technology

Job Outlook

Overall employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 21,800 openings for web developers and digital designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$79,890

State-by-state Salary

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$150,040
$36,590
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 55%
  • High school 15%
  • Some college 10%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Less than high school 10%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Design
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
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