Gaming Software Developer Career Field

gaming software developerA gaming software designer develops the computer software for video games. It’s the dream job for many couch potatoes that make it their life ambition to design  computer. This is actually a growing industry as video games continue to adapt to new computer technologies and consumers are hooked.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (4 years of College) in Computer Programming or Computer Science

A gaming software developer must have software development skills. This usually means they will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or an associate’s degree in computer programming. They must also have design skills as they may be responsible to make some of the design decisions with regards to the video game they will develop computer code for.

Educational Courses

Operating Systems
Numerical computation
Compilers
Software Engineering
Databases
Real-time computing
Distributed system
Computer Networking
Data Communication
Computer graphics
Artificial Intelligence
Multimedia
Internet computing
Software tools and systems programming

Employment Statistics

Number of software developers Employed in 2008: 129,600
Projected Employment of software developers through 2018: 129,200
Average Annual Pay for software developers in 2008: $85,430

Great Colleges

ITT Technical Institute
Capella University
Walden University
University of Phoenix
DeVry Institute

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Article Reference: bls.gov

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