Career Options

What can you do with a games and interactive media degree?

The following highlights a number of potential games and interactive media careers:

  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Games Artist
  • Lead Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • Animator
  • Lead Programmer
  • Level Editor
  • Narrative Copywriter
  • Project Manager
  • Producer
  • Assistant Producer
  • Creative Director
  • Audio Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • QA Tester

Careers in the Games Industry Have Moved Beyond Entertainment

It is no secret that careers in the gaming industry have grown faster than any other over the past couple of decades. Learn what you need to know to pursue a career in the game industry.

Game Industry Overview

The game industry is dynamic and influential, with games and gamification invading every professional sector, from fast food to finance, from neuroscience to energy. The industry generates more than $100 billion in revenue each year, with the United States making up more than $36 billion of that total. "Video Game Designer" was ranked on CNN Money's 2017 Best Jobs in America, reporting a median salary of $81,600 and a 10-year job growth of 13 percent.1

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.