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Toy and Game Designers


Industrial designers will have a decline in employment growth, of 4 percent, through 2029, according to the Department of Labor. The U.S. toy, doll, and game manufacturing industry has had little growth, about 1.2 percent per year, from 2015 through 2020. The economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted manufacturing around the world. Going forward, a decline in revenue in the U.S. toy, doll, and game manufacturing industry is expected through 2025, according to Manufacturers will continue to face a number of challenges, including competition from low-cost importers and the high costs involved in developing unique toy and game products and protecting the intellectual property rights and trademarks of those products. Creative, innovative games and toys for educational and entertainment purposes will continue to be needed, however. Toy and game designers with knowledge of various computer software programs and prior work experience will have the best job prospects.

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