Workers in this group create products and concepts that have practical or aesthetic purposes.
Overall employment in arts and design occupations is projected to grow 2 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average for all occupations; though slow, the increase is expected to result in about 20,500 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 94,500 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $48,220 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2021 MEDIAN PAY|
Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions.
|Craft and Fine Artists||
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition.
|See How to Become One||$49,960|
Fashion designers create clothing, accessories, and footwear.
Floral designers arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$29,880|
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.
Industrial designers combine art, business, and engineering to develop the concepts for manufactured products.
Interior designers make indoor spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items.
|Special Effects Artists and Animators||
Special effects artists and animators create images that appear to move and visual effects for various forms of media and entertainment.
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022