My Dream Job Steps for the "How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry" course

I am taking the “How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry” I am going through the steps of getting to my dream job but I am not exactly sure the path I would need to take.

My Dream Job is to be a Gameplay Programmer, I want to work with a gaming company and make videogames. I want work with writing out code, testing the game and working with the designers if possible on the game development.

I also hope to have my own games I can make on my own as well.

Though I am not sure on the exact steps I believe it would have my going through the line of:

  1. starting as a Junior programmer or developer
  2. Become a regular programmer/developer
  3. specialize in more programming related projects
  4. Being a base gameplay programmer (Beginner level)
  5. Intermediate Gameplay Programmer
  6. Lead/Senior Gameplay Programmer

These are the steps I think make sense in moving up to reaching that level and job that I want to achieve.

I am not sure if these are the exact right steps needed. Any feedback is welcome.