Game & Interactive Media Design

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
2,963
growing 7.12%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,070
growing 16.7%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$36,500
growing 8.76%
Average Wage
$61,316
growing 2.61%
People in Workforce
2.12M
growing 3.22%
Average Employee Age
40.9
growing 0.203%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Game & Interactive Media Design degree recipients are Richardson, TX, Savannah, GA, and Goldsboro, NC. The locations with a relatively high number of Game & Interactive Media Design degree recipients are Laguna Beach, CA, Goldsboro, NC, and Port Charlotte, FL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Game & Interactive Media Design is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Game & Interactive Media Design and the types of students that study this field. Wake Technical Community College awards the most degrees in Game & Interactive Media Design in the US, but Laguna College of Art and Design and Cogswell College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design.

Tuition costs for Game & Interactive Media Design majors are, on average, $7,070 for in-state public colleges, and $36,500 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Game & Interactive Media Design programs are Public, 2-year institutions (69 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (1,312 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design, is Public, 2-year (1,312 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Game & Interactive Media Design programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,070
Median In-State Public
$36,500
Median Out of State Private

Wake Technical Community College has the most Game & Interactive Media Design degree recipients, with 483 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Game & Interactive Media Design programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Laguna College of Art and Design has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design, with 29.1%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ N/A graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for N/A majors is $61,316 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Graphic designers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most N/A majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.
$61,316
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,093
2.61%
1 Year Growth
± 2.48%

The average salary for N/A majors is $61,316 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Graphic designers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations N/A majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Graphic designers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of N/A majors working as Graphic designers, Interior designers, and Commercial and industrial designers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for N/A majors are Physicians, Surgeons, and Credit analysts.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.
2.12M
2020 Workforce
± 35,504
3.22%
1 Year Growth
± 2.31%

The number of N/A graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.22%, from 2.06M in 2019 to 2.12M in 2020.

The largest single share of N/A graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (4.56%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in N/A by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.

The most common industries that employ N/A majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Specialized design services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.
2.12M
2020 Workforce
± 35,504
3.22%
1 Year Growth
± 2.31%

The number of N/A graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.22%, from 2.06M in 2019 to 2.12M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most N/A graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in N/A.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of N/A majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in N/A in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in N/A is 40.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold N/A degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in N/A (1,640 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.
40.9
Average Age in 2020
± 0.22 Years
0.203%
1 Year Change
± 0.766%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in N/A. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 29 years old, which represent 3.48% and 3.44% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Game & Interactive Media Design are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.

The most common degree types held by the working population in N/A are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (74.4%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,640 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    454 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    293 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Game & Interactive Media Design for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    530 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    213 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    152 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Game & Interactive Media Design. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Game & Interactive Media Design is from the 2 Digit Course N/A.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Korea
    26,577 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    18,895 degree recipients
  3. China
    15,732 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Iceland
    5.1 times more than expected
  2. Korea
    4.76 times more than expected
  3. Armenia
    4.08 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Iceland that hold N/A degrees (5.1 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Korea (26,577 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Game & Interactive Media Design field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Game & Interactive Media Design majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Game & Interactive Media Design majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Selection, and Technology Design.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Game & Interactive Media Design majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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