If you love cakes, then perhaps baking is a great career line to get into. Or if you enjoy stitching, then perhaps fashion design is the field for you. But, if you love playing video games, then chances are, entering into game design will draw away the thrill you feel now from playing video games. As game developers, the reason to get into this niche field will be more rewarding if you are truly passionate about developing and designing games, not just playing them.
As with any career, going into something which you feel passionate about is always the best reason. Your passion will help you get through those long working hours, meeting deadlines, dealing with the high-stress levels and much more. As game developers, you can expect to work long hours sitting in front of your machine, programming, or designing. But you will also spend a significant amount of time in meetings, collaborating, working with investors, management, etc. However, as I stated earlier, the passion you feel for designing and developing games will get you through all the difficulties and monotonous tasks you may find yourself doing.
Also, make sure you have the skills required to become a game developer. Having a degree in computer programming will get you started. But, adding specialized certifications for game design or game development will give your resume a boost. The field is a niche market, which means the demand is far less than the supply, so you will need to pad your resume with extra skills and qualifications so that you can get your foot in the door. You will need teamwork skills, communication skills, and stress management, for example. However, once, you are in the field, it gets easy. Making a name for yourself with your hard work, dedication and passion will pay off financially and give you a sense of fulfillment, as you will be doing what you love, which is making games.