Career Opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts

Career Opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts

Career*Growth*Median SalaryGCC Degree or Pathway
Actor   11.6%*AAFA Theatre
Animator8.4%$70,530AAS Animation
Architect 4.2%$78,470Architectural Studies Environmental Design
Architectural Drafter 8.1%$52,870Architectural Studies Environmental Design Interior Design
Architecture Professor   10.6%$80,050Architectural Studies Interior Design
Archivist   14.3%$51,760Art History
Art Director5.4%$92,500 
Art Professor   12.0%$66,930Fashion
Audio-Visual Specialist8.9%$48,590 
Audio-Visual Technician   12.9%$42,190 
Broadcast Technician  $39,060 
CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)6.8%$59,690Architectural Studies Interior Design
Camera Operator7.0%$53,550 
Camera Repair Technician2.3%$40,770 
Casting Director   12.2%$71,620 
Chief Sustainability Officer   $183,270Landscape Architect
Choreographer2.8%$48,420 
Civil Drafter8.1%$52,870Architectural Studies Interior Design
College Program Director   10.1%$92,360 
College/University Professor9.4%$64,480 
Commercial Real Estate Associate   10.3%$58,670Environmental Design Landscape Architect
Computer Network Analyst6.5%$104,650 
Computer Network Technician8.3%$62,340 
Computer Programmer  $82,240 
Computer Scientist   19.2%$114,520 
Computer Support Specialist   11.3%$50,210 
Computer System Architect9.3%$88,510 
Computer Systems Analyst9.1%$88,270 
Construction Manager   11.1%$91,370Landscape Architect
Corporate Web Developer9.3%$88,510 
Craft Artist4.3%$34,940 
Dance Coach   12.9%$32,270 
Dancer4.6%* 
Designer (General)5.8%$55,930Interior Design
Drafter8.0%$50,290Architectural Studies
Education Professor   10.3%$64,020 
Elementary Teacher   7.4%$57,160 
Engineering Manager 5.5%$137,720Architectural Studies Environmental Design Interior Design
Entertainer8.1%* 
Environmental Sciences Professor   9.6%$76,360Landscape Architect
Fabric and Apparel Designer  $40,460Art (Textiles) Fashion
Fabricator/Welder  $37,190 
Fashion Designer2.6%$67,420Art (Textiles) Fashion
Film Editor   17.0%$61,180 
Fine Artist6.6%$49,520 
Fitness Instructor   10.1%$39,210Dance
Foundry Mold and Coremaker  $35,140 
Freelance Writer7.6%$61,820 
General Manager (GM)   9.1%$100,410Environmental Design
Graphic Artist  $42,350 
Graphic Designer4.2%$48,700Environmental Design Interior Design
Geographic Information Systems Technician (GIS Technician) 9.3%$88,510 
Hair and Makeup Artist   12.5%$59,300 
Healthcare Professor   25.9%$97,870Art/Music Therapy
High School Teacher7.5%$59,170 
Historian6.0%$59,120Architectural Studies
IT Project Manager9.3%$88,510 
Industrial Designer 4.4%$65,970Environmental Design Interior Design
Instructional Designer   10.5%$63,750 
Instructional Specialist   10.5%$63,750 
Interior Designer4.4%$51,500Interior Design
Jeweler  $37,960 
Kindergarten Teacher7.9%$54,230 
Landscape Architect 6.4%$65,760Architectural Studies Environmental Design Landscape Architect
Librarian8.9%$58,520 
Manufacturing Sales Representative   5.2%$56,970Fashion
Machinist  $53,670 
Mechanical Drafter5.2%$55,130Architectural Studies Interior Design
Merchandiser   not availableFashion
Metal Worker  $35,820 
Middle School Teacher7.5%$57,720 
Museum Curator   14.0%$53,770Art History Museum Studies
Museum Exhibit Designer   12.4%$40,670Art History Museum Studies
Music Composer5.7%$50,590 
Music Director5.7%$50,590 
Music Historian6.0%$59,120 
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners1.2%$36,530 
Music Therapist6.5%$47,680Music Therapy
Musician6.0%* 
News Anchor  $32,450 
Park Ranger6.3%$61,480Landscape Architect
Performance Artist5.5%$63,540 
Photo Lab Specialist  $27,480 
Photographer  $32,490 
Printing Press Technician  $39,910 
Production Assistant   9.9%$47,900 
Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)   10.4%$111,280 
Public Relations Specialist 8.8%$59,300 
Recreational Therapist6.5%$47,680Art/Music Therapy
Singer6.0%* 
Software Developer   11.1%$107,600 
Software Engineer   30.7%$101,790 
Sound Recording Engineer6.3%$55,810 
Stage or Film Director   12.2%$71,620 
Sustainability Specialist   8.8%$70,010Landscape Architect
Talent Agent4.7%$64,940 
Technical Director   12.2%$71,620 
Technical Drafter6.8%$59,690 
TV Program Director   12.2%$71,620 
TV/Movie Set Designer   10.3%$53,090 
Television Producer   12.2%$71,620 
Therapist (General)   19.9%$53,850Art/Music Therapy
Urban Planner   12.8%$71,490Landscape Architect
Video Game Designer9.3%$88,510 
Web Developer   15.0%$67,990 

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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