Where can you find an employer who would wants you to do nothing for eight hours but play in the office? At the end of the day expects you to find errors on your “office-mate’s” work? I’m not kidding. You’ll get paid for it! The more faults you find means the better you are doing the job!
BUT it is not that simple. Well, basically, you have to have an aptitude in playing video game. Your skill level in playing does not necessarily need to be like that of a video game competition champion. As long as you have the passion for the game and you are able to spend long hours playing and scrutinizing the game, the video game tester job can be not only a part-time job for you but a career.
You may not be aware but the video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. From video arcades, consoles, handheld games, computer, mobile phone applications, etc., the opportunity for employment grows as the industry flourish. Requirements to become a video game tester may vary because each company may have a set of standard for their own needs. Nevertheless, finding a job, either as a part-time or full time is not so difficult. There are entry-level jobs as well as advanced levels. It will also depend if you have the computer technical skills aside from playing skill. To know more about the video game testing career and the companies that pay $$$ to test their games, please visit GamingJobsOnline.com.