For all of you parents out there who feel like vomiting when your adolescent child tells you that he wants to design video games as a career, you should reconsider. The video game industry is big business.
One hit game can produce more gross revenue in a single day than the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. Doubt it? Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 grossed $400 million its first day out. That’s more than quadruple what Avatar made its opening day.
In terms of salaries in the industry, they are very good. The average video game technical director makes $110,000 a year on the low end and $195,000 a year on the high end, and this does not include performance incentives.
Forget medical school. Little Johnny needs to get a computer science degree and code video games.