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Computer and Video Game Designers
Computer and video games are a fast-growing segment of the U.S. entertainment industry. In fact, the Entertainment Software Association reports that sales of computer and video game software reached $14.8 billion in 2012. As the demand for new games, more sophisticated games, and games to be played on new systems grows, more and more companies will hire skilled people to create and perfect these products. Opportunities for game designers, therefore, should be very good. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for multimedia artists and animators who work for software publishers will grow by nearly 49 percent through 2020, or much faster than the average for all careers.