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Top Jobs for Video Gamers

Imagine having a boss who actually wants you to play games all day. If you work as a Video Game Tester, that could actually be your life! In reality, only a few lucky people get to work this dream job. But the video game industry—which develops, markets, and sells digital games—has many more careers that can put your gaming know-how to good use.

You could work on a game’s technical foundation as a Game Programmer, or work the artistic angle as an Animator, 3D Modeler, or Game Script Writer. If you’re drawn to business, you could discover what gamers really want as a Marketing Analyst, or promote new releases as a Sales Rep.

Whatever your interests, you’ll be part of a fast-paced, innovative industry. If you’re ready for the challenge of constant change, look below to explore more video game jobs.

Careers You May Like

Game Director

Serve as the creative brains behind video games.

Multimedia Artist

Show your art in a variety of channels, like digital, film, and video.

Illustrator

Create images and pictures to enrich stories.

Animation Supervisor

Oversee the work of a team of Animators.

Character Designer

Create the appearance of complex animated characters.

Compositor

Put animation and real film footage together to make one amazing movie.

Game Developer

Create video games as a Designer, Programmer, or Artist.

Animation Technical Director

Lead an animation team in creating high-tech graphics for a film.

Animator

Make illustrated objects come to life using artistic and technical talents.

Flash Designer

Create animated, interactive web pages using Flash.

Modeling Supervisor

Lead the process of turning rough drawings into digital models.

Level Designer

Create the scenery and other elements of individual game levels.

Texture Artist

Draw the details that make games and animated movies look more realistic.

Game Designer

Think up concepts and storylines for video games.

2D Animator

Make 2D images move using hand drawings or computer software.

Technical Artist

Design awesome game graphics that won't cause computers to crash.

Interaction Designer

Make gadgets user-friendly.

Concept Artist

Think up characters, objects, or environments for films or video games.

3D Animator

Bring illustrated objects to life for movies and video games.

Professional Gamer

Get good enough at video games to enter tournaments and win prize money.

Environment Artist

Design the scenery of a video game.

Game Artist

Create visuals for video games.

Matte Painter

Make backdrops for movies.

Infographic Artist

Use graphics to express ideas, facts, and information.

Storyboard Artist

Create a series of drawings showing the flow of a movie or ad.

Video Game Technical Artist

Animate game art by writing its computer code.

Visual Development Artist

Help develop the visual world of an animated film.

Stop Motion Animator

Make animated films or shorts using the stop motion technique.

Cinematic Artist

Produce graphics that make video games flow like a movie.

3D Modeler

Create digital models that can be viewed from all angles.