The importance of software companies cannot be understated in regards to their significance to the economy. Software companies have contributed on average $1.14tn to the total US value-added GDP over the last five years. The industry directly employs 2.9 million people in the US and supports a total of 10.5 million US jobs through indirect and induced impacts. If job satisfaction is high on your list of priorities, a career in gaming software may be the choice for you. According to a survey conducted by Constant Technologies, those working in gaming are the happiest developers with a 44% job satisfaction rate. Employees in non-profit and aerospace rounded out the top three with 37.1% and 29.4% in job satisfaction respectively.