Currently I’m 13 and I know what I want to be when I grow up. My grade point average for the 1st nine weeks was 4.0. I get A’s and a few B’s. I enjoy playing video games with my family and working with computers. I like coding and programming and I find them to be easy. Video games have always been a huge part of my life, and computers have been too. This is why I want to be a video game designer when I grow up.
I will become a Video Game Designer by working hard in school and going to college to learn the skills I need. According to the Ohio Means Jobs website, to be a Video Game Designer I must, “Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, storylines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.” According to the Ohio Means Jobs website, some colleges I could go to are, “Otterbein University, Ashland University, Kentucky State University, and more.” There are many skills I need to focus on learning to become a video game designer. I need to work hard to learn these skills, but I know I can learn them. There are many colleges available that I can go to.
In order to be a great Video Game Designer I need to have good programming skills. According to the creativeskillset website some skills I need to be a video game designer are, “being able to work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, have some programming skills, possess a thorough understanding of game play theory, have storytelling and narrative development skills, and be able to think systematically and strategically.” There are many skills I must have in order to be a Video Game Designer, such as programming, game play theory, storytelling and narrative skills.
Video Game Designing will take me many different places. According to the Ohio Means Jobs website, “There are 7,520 Video Game Designers employed. There is 100 Yearly Projected Openings if you want to be a Video Game Designer. It is an in demand job and it has a bright outlook.” That means the demand for this job is growing. There is many opportunities to get a good job in Ohio if you are a Video Game Designer.
I learned a lot about my future from this. I learned that it is good to have a plan for when you go to college. I learned that money is a major part of adulthood. It is important to get a good paying job when you get older because you need money to care for your family, pay bills, buy groceries, and other things. I want to make the best of my future by working hard in college and getting more than one degree. Career Day showed me how important it is to get a good education. You must work hard to accomplish your dreams and you must set goals to get there. I can see myself doing this career until I retire. I want to be a Video Game Designer when I grow up.