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Graphics Programmers

Overview

Graphics programmers write the code that produces two- and three-dimensional illustrations with color, lighting, shading, morphing, animation, and special effects. They create new programs for animation and graphics for computer and video games and Web sites; medical imaging devices; geological research; virtual testing systems for aircrafts, cars, and spacecraft; and special effects and animation for Hollywood productions.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Technical

Career Ladder
Systems Analyst, or Computer Engineer, or Computer Consultant

Lead Programmer

Graphics Programmer

Junior Graphics Programmer

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