Programming and Gaming
The Programming and Gaming pathway prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to support the design and development of software, game, and simulation applications; interpret process and data models; develop and structure programs and software; and validate the functionality, usability, and reliability of those components.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Applications Software Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Software Quality Assurance Engineer
- Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
- Computer Programmer—$86,550/year
- Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/year
- Software Developer—$105,590/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- 3DS Max