Industry Career Opportunities
Entertainment software is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy. In fact, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the sector remains "one of the above-average growth segments of the global entertainment industries through 2011." This success has generated increased interest in the industry's educational and career opportunities.
American colleges and universities will offer 343 programs in game design, development and programming, including 301 undergraduate and 42 graduate programs, during the 2011-12 academic year. From New York University to the Art Institute of Seattle, academic institutions from coast to coast are offering programs in this growing field. The Entertainment Software Association Foundation has established a scholarship program to help train and educate the next generation of video game developers and designers. The Foundation's Scholarship Program, which is administered by International Scholarship & Tuition Services, provides resources to women and minority students pursuing careers in video game development. For more information and to complete an application online please click here.
With computer and video games companies posting strong sales in 2011, entertainment software companies are growing as a source of employment in states and localities across the nation. Currently, computer and video game companies directly and indirectly employ more than 120,000 people in 34 states. The average salary for direct employees is $90,000, resulting in total national compensation of $2.9 billion.
To view current job opportunities with The Entertainment Software Association, please click here.
To view current job opportunities with The Entertainment Software Association's member companies, please visit the following Web sites:
Capcom USA, Inc.
Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
Epic Games, Inc.
Konami Digital Entertainment
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Nexon America, Inc.
Nintendo of America Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Online Entertainment, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Trion Worlds, Inc.
Ubisoft Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.