Computer

Programming

Information Technology

Are you fascinated with video games?

Consider a career in COMPUTER & GAME PROGRAMMING.

What is it?

Do you love to play video games? Do you wonder how video games are created? Then you should look into the career path of computer programming. Computer programming essentially is the practice of teaching a computer to perform certain tasks in order to create something useful to be used on the computer, from creating a document to playing a video game.

What will I do?

  • Computer programmers write code, which is the underlying language that creates software, games, and other things people do on computers
  • There is a lot of testing when trying to develop a computer program
  • There are “bugs” in the code that need to be fixed, and the programs constantly need to be updated and maintained as technology advances and new computers or mobile devices are launched.

Leads to these jobs:

  • Animator
  • C++ programmer
  • Computer engineer
  • Creative director
  • Game designer
  • Information specialist
  • Mobile app developer
  • Software Developer, Applications
  • Web developer

Is this for me?

  • Algorithms and equations are critical to computer programming, so being really good at math is essential
  • Most computer programmers are creative, especially in game programming
  • Patience is important too, since there is a lot of trial and error.

Software Developer 

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Hourly Earnings

  • Entry Level – $34.54
  • Average – $57.12
  • Experienced – $85.91

Source – Emsi, 2018

Interested in pursuing a career as a Computer Programming?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Computer Programming program. You can also register for the Computer Programming programs offered by the Tech Campus.

Learn more at: 
www.techcampus.org/gameprogramming

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Lake County Workforce Development has programs that may assist you with tuition or financial assistance.

Learn more here.

Or visit the
Job Center of Lake County’s website.

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Computer Programming and other information technology programs offered by the College of Lake County.

Learn more at: www.clcillinois.edu

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