Video Game Programmers

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What do Video Game Programmers do?

Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for computer games.

How to become: Video Game Programmers

These requirments are for computer programmers in general.

You usually need either a bachelor's degree in computer science or in another field with a significant programming component such as mathematics, commerce or business administration or a college program in computer science.

If you wish to specialize in commercial or engineering and scientific applications, you must take specific college or university courses or obtain experience in those applications.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to be come a programmer analyst or a computer systems analyst.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Video Game Programmers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science & Physics (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
Computer Science & Physics (B.Sc.) Bachelor
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science - Advanced Entry Bachelor; Honours
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Game Programming Bachelor
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Technology (Digital Health) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Computer Programming Diploma; Co-op
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Software Development Diploma Diploma; University Transfer
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Modified on April 07, 2022

How much do Video Game Programmers make?

Low:
$47,840
Average:
$79,997
High:
$119,995

Job openings for Video Game Programmers

Job Seekers:
75,800
Job Openings:
64,200