So I was reading kotaku today and I came across this.
How A "Worthless" Degree Robbed A Stripper Of Her Video Game Love
I'm currently studying a degree in Computer Sciences. And many of the people who graduate from this field find jobs in many private companies and what not., some have even gotten jobs by nasa and MS. So finding a job wouldn't be to difficulty after I do internships and what not. But my dream is to at least make a video game. There is no video game design degree yet (just recently got approved in the college and I might double major in that also. But yeah so far I'm going to start my third year of college On Monday and I've learned Visual Basic and C++ pretty well (gotten up to OOP and Database theories with linked list and hash tables and what not. i'm still missing a couple of important classes such as Assembly Language (start this semester) among many others like Operating Systems and Software Engineering and a bunch of other stuff.
My main worry is finding a job in the video game field.... with what I know what is the likely hood? I'm not into the art side much... more like into making it work.... I'd like video game design but I don't have any skills to draw or anything really. So mainly I don't want to be stuck with a job in some dusty room programming bleh.... I want to work with video games. I'm really hoping for Media Molecule but that's a pipe dream... so overall I'd just like some advice from other guys who have graduated and gotten jobs? I'm aware my college isn't world renowned and that people from other colleges will wipe my ass in the job field so that's another thing I'm worrying about. So yeah.... Just tell it to me straight... will I ever find a job with a BA in Computer Sciences in the Video game field? Cuz right now doesn't seem like it, It's my dream to make video games and I've decided if I can't get a job with someone I'll make my own damn games. I'm not really in it for the money just it's been my childhood dream ya know? Like many other people, Look I don't know what exactly is going on... in the business world or how far I can get with a BA in CS but I don't want to be stuck making shovel wear or just doing nothing video game related.... Just shoot down my dreams of give me a smack of reality or something.... I'm missing 2 years of this and need to know what to expect....
Note: I just copy and pasted this post from gamefaqs.... So it might not make a lot of overall sense.... But yeah I'm just really worried about this and would like someone to either A. Smack my face or B. Reassure me. or C
Overall Just general advice (BTW I do know that I won't get a job in video games right off the bat. I know That very well...)
UPDATE: Well thanks to all the people and thier advice. I've decided that my best course of action is opening an indie company while I work in a day job. ^^ It seems very viable in this day and age.