Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

About The Industry

Would you love to use your artistic creativity on the job? Do you like to perform? This industry includes careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content, including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in this industry often involve creative tasks, such as performing or writing. Many occupations in this industry typically require a bachelor’s degree, although specific designations vary. For example, public address system announcers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training, and art directors typically need a bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience in a related occupation.

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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$53,680

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Art Directors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$69,300

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Craft Artists

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$29,930

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Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Education

Some College Courses

Average Salary

$63,420

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Multimedia Artists and Animators

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$56,410

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Commercial and Industrial Designers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$69,690

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Fashion Designers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$73,000

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Floral Designers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$27,840

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Graphic Designers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$48,190

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Set and Exhibit Designers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$37,760

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Actors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

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Producers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,970

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Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,970

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Program Directors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,970

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Talent Directors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,970

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Technical Directors/Managers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,970

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Dancers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

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Choreographers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$51,000

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Music Directors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

Education

Doctoral Degree

Average Salary

$55,270

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Music Composers and Arrangers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Write and transcribe musical scores.

Education

Some College Courses

Average Salary

$55,270

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Singers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

Education

High School Diploma

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Musicians, Instrumental

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as members of an orchestra, band, or other musical group.

Education

Bachelors Degree

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Radio and Television Announcers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$52,070

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Public Address System and Other Announcers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$29,600

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Broadcast News Analysts

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$78,580

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Reporters and Correspondents

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,000

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Editors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$53,040

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Technical Writers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$64,930

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Copy Writers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,840

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Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,840

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Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$49,050

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Broadcast Technicians

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$39,050

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Radio Operators

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$45,000

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Sound Engineering Technicians

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$51,330

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Photographers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$33,990

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Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$50,320

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Film and Video Editors

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$47,380

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Costume Attendants

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$33,150

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Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$60,000

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Desktop Publishers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$41,370

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Proofreaders and Copy Markers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$40,230

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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$60,510

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Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$46,860

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Prepress Technicians and Workers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$39,650

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Printing Press Operators

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$33,740

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Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Industries: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$29,680

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