I'm new to the forum and signed up to ask you fine gents some questions about the industry.
A little background,
I've been employed in the Architecture field for over 5 years now. I can not say that I like my job and the pay is garbage. I've learned that the only reason for anyone to get into this industry is if you HONESTLY love the work because in the end that may be the only inccentive to stay.
That being said, for my entire life I've been a huge gamer and the gaming industry may be the only industry that I can honestly say I'm very familiar with. I'm consistently reading up on new games and the companies involved.
I'm considering a career change. I can barely stand the architecture industry and I'm looking for a way out.
I've been looking online for information about what it's like to be employed in the gaming industry but figured it best to go straight to the source and ask you gentlemen.
What can I typically expect for pay, atmosphere, hours, etc?
I've a kid so working round the clock may not be ideal.
What advice can you give me if I were to seek a job in the industry?
Are there any niche jobs that'd help my career along?
I live in Ontario, Canada - What's the industry like here?
Any advice for schooling in my location?
Sorry for shooting a bunch of questions at you but any information is greatly appreciated!
Edited by MRom, 12 August 2014 - 02:00 PM.