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CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

33.  Video Game Designer

2016 best jobs
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  • Median Pay: $81,600
  • Top Pay: $147,000
  • 10-year job growth: 13%

The creative force behind video games, these designers come up with a concept, then lead a team of developers and designers to bring it to life. They also oversee extensive testing of the game to find bugs or other issues before bringing it to market.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: A | Low stress: A

Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com. Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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