|Quick Facts: Multimedia Artists and Animators|
|2012 Median Pay||
$61,370 per year
$29.50 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||68,900|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||6% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||4,300|
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
Multimedia artists and animators held about 68,900 jobs in 2012. In 2012, about 57 percent of workers were self-employed.
Most multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop a strong portfolio of work and learn the strong technical skills that many employers prefer.
The median annual wage for multimedia artists and animators was $61,370 in May 2012.
Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.
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