7 Fastest Growing Jobs in the Video Game Industry

What are the fastest growing careers in the Video Game industry?

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Here is a list of 7 fastest growing careers in the video game industry with substantial job demand.

  1. Video Game Designers: Project Job Growth: 16.3%
    Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

  2. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists: Projected Job Growth: 15.2%
    Research conditions in local, regional, national, or online markets. Gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or plan a marketing or advertising campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution. May employ search marketing tactics, analyze web metrics, and develop recommendations to increase search engine ranking and visibility to target markets.

  3. Film and Video Editors: Projected Job Growth: 13.5%
    Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

  4. Financial Managers: Project Job Growth: 12.9%
    Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

  5. Special Effects Artists and Animators: Projected Job Growth: 12.4%
    Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

  6. Marketing Managers: Projected Job Growth: 9.8%
    Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

  7. Art Directors: Project Job Growth: 7.5%
    Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

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