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Derek, a professor by day and game developer by night, spends his typical day checking in with his programmers and his students on their projects. He tells us that the business side is a lot harder to work with than you would think. His advice is to be good at math and be willing to work hard if you want to get into this industry.

Degree: Computer Science
Job Title: Professor & Game Developer
Employer: DeVry University

Job Summary: Game Developer

Job Description

Game developer is an umbrella title for different roles in a development team that works together to create games. A game developer can be a game programmer, game architect, game designer, game artist, etc. They use computers to structure, design, test and publish games for different platforms.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$60,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, Artistic, Detail oriented, Patience, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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