My Career Research Evan Bartusch Date 4-16-14 Hour 2 Class 21st Century
Top 3 Careers • Game Designer • Computer Programmer • Graphic Designer
Game Designer • My #1 career is to become a Game Designer. • Its career cluster was in Information Technology. • Below is a great example of how good graphics have become: • 1992 2013
Introduction • Video game designers can make anything from $40,000 to $225,000 a year. • College can take from 2-4 years depending on what company you want to work for.
Career Cluster Game Designer came out of the cluster Information Technology. If I wanted to be a game designer I had to ask myself the following questions: Do Ienjoy working with computers? Am I fascinated by technology? Am I a logical and mathematical learner?
Nature of Work • The nature of work can change from the company you work for but many companies have you work with a team of designers.
Working Conditions • Working area: Normally an office or cubicle. • Average Work week: 25-50 hours a week. • Crunch time: about 2 weeks before a game is released designers may have to work 50-65 hours a week to finish, test and play video games.
Job Outlook/Employment • The job growth is expected to continue to grow. • The job employment rate is estimated to rise from 10,000 jobs to 34,000 from now to 2020.
Training, Qualifications, Advancement • The training you will need is Computer Science and Computer Programming. • You will need a bachelors degree to get a job as a game designer. • If you go from a C+ designer to a C++ you will have to relearn everything differently and it will take months.
Earnings • Most video game designers make about $40,000-$50,000 a year. • Experienced designers can make from $55,000-$75,000 a year.
Salary Comparison • Game designers make about $40,000-$50,000 a year. • Graphic designers make about $20,000-$40,000 a year. • Computer programmers make about $40,000-$70,000 a year. • The highest paying job is computer programmer, but I would still rather be a game designer.
Backup Plan: • My backup plan would be to become a Computer Programmer, because it is almost the same college and I would only have to go to school for one or two more years. • Computer Programmers can make $20,000 more than game designers. • My secondary backup plan would be to become a graphic designer but I would have to go through school again and I would make $40,000 less than a game designer.
Summary • My top three careers have close pay ranges and have almost the same college classes and same degrees.
Citations • http://ohnblog.com/newohnblog/2013/03/13/its-crazy-how-far-the-graphics-in-games-have-come/ • http://www.bbb.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/money.jpg • http://www.sociologyinfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/iStock_000021059919Small.jpg • http://www.glogster.com/kylemoran1/information-technology/g-6mamjo3r99kpmfrure66vdh?old_view=True • http://tof.canardpc.com/view/6f2ff373-a4dd-4df0-b3d6-b1daabb46042.jpg • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hMbOCAgk8a8/UaXpWcwdmlI/AAAAAAAAAH4/hsd9-faTRKA/s1600/work.jpg • http://media.zuza.com/9/7/974eb069-8502-45d6-996f-4485d395d1b7/WE_APR17_games_1_SH___Content.jpg • http://images.pcworld.com/news/graphics/209634-starcraft-2_original.jpg • http://www.computergamedesign.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/computer-game-design.jpg • http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic381555_md.jpg • http://hdwallpapersuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Wallpaper-wallpapers-background-web-design-stunning-158734.jpg