HTTP://WWW.NYTIMES.COM/VIDEO/SPORTS/100000002463420/AR E-VIDEO-GAMES-A-SPORT.HTML NY Times video by Sean Patrick Farrell A sport is something in which skill separates you from everyone else. Consider this: the US government recently allowed a foreign gamer to enter on the same VISA used for foreign professional athletes.
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Facts from Medica: 696 video game-related injuries were reported over the 5-year period 53.3 % were sustained by males 46.7% by females Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs in the shoulder, wrist, or hand also called Video gamers thumb
Job NameAverage Annual Salary Game Designer$67,379 Programmer$85,000 Animator / Artist$71,354 Writer$81,000 Audio Engineer$66,000 Video Game Tester$50,000 Technical Support Specialist$73,000
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Forbes predicts that the video gaming industry will grow from $67 billion in 2012 to an incredible $82 billion industry in 2017 Companies like Disney, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are looking at creating more gaming consoles where there are plenty of job positions
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