Arts and Communications Pathways

  • Arts & Comm

    Do you have an interest in visual or performing art, creative writing or conveying information?  You may enjoy working in the Arts & Communications industry.  Below are some possible careers that may interest you in Arts & Communications.

    Click each link below for details on job outlook, pay, job descriptions and more from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

    Possible Career Pathways:

    • Announcers - Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these or other important topics. Some act as masters of ceremonies (emcees) or disc jockeys (DJs) at weddings, parties, or clubs.
    • Art Director - Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.
    • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians - Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.
    • Editors - Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
    • Fashion Designers - Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.
    • Film and Video Editor and Camera Operator - Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.
    • Floral Designer - Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories.
    • Graphic Designers - Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
    • Interpreters and Translators - Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.
    • Industrial Designers - Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and the usability of products when developing new product concepts.
    • Photographers - Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.
    • Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts - Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.
    • Recreational Therapists - Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
    • Writers and Authors - Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, or other types of media.


    Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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