I currently attend a Santa Monica College and have been considering becoming a game developer; I plan to transfer to either USC, UCLA, or UC Berkeley. I remember from an interview of a game developer from a long time ago that USC was the best university to do so. I will break it down into some questions that I have.
1. What is the job market like? Is it fairly easy to find a stable job after graduation?
2. Whats the best university to attend?
3. Whats the average starting salary?
I know I haven't specified exactly what I want to become, but a 3D graphic designer does sound the most appealing.