Neither is essential for their field, but I’m at a crossroads between the two. I enjoy marketing, read constantly about it, and want to get into more situations where I can gain experience. That being said, I’ve been swept by the idea of game design and my girlfriend came up to me and said it fits me. Ever since then, I’ve been thinking about learning code as a hobby .
The issue is people say you don’t need a degree for both, but I’m already 2.5 years into college and want to get one for security sake. I dream of being a video game marketer/software marketer, hell any chance to help build a brands/businesses story and work in business psychology makes me happy.
My main goal is just to be able to raise a family while fulfilling my need to work on something that creates change. So salary is a factor, but I have no need to be rich, just to where I can care for people while finding fulfilling work.
Would love to hear anything from anyone who has worked in marketing with a digital focus or who has gone through a similar situation. I’ll link this same discussion in a different thread so anyone else wondering can look through and the two sides can intermingle:
Edit 1: Computer Science / Programming
Edit 2: After writing this post twice I’m leaning to marketing but I know having a Marketing degree still isn’t an essential thing and if I am to look into computer Marketing, then having a degree with a focus to that could be good. Also I am aware my fixation is just on coding for games and not coding in general.
Edit 3: I am trying to avoid the mental trap of game design, I am interested in computers in general, built one and did IT for my high school a couple years ago. I am definitely going to do research into the computer science world though, due to this response. Thanks to the people who reached out!