Career Pathways in Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications

A career in arts, audio/visual technology, and communications requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Popular high-school courses include: Graphic Design, Art Forms, Digital Photography, Video Production 1 & 2, Web Design, and Media Literacy & Communications.

Training in the Following Career Skills

Drawing, Photography, and Videography0%

Art and Design0%

Writing, Editing, and Public Speaking0%

Communications Studies0%

High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

$70,910.00/yr

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Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

$43,770.00/yr

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Choreographers

$47,800.00/yr

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Craft Artists

$34,240.00/yr

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Etchers and Engravers

$31,330.00/yr

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Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

$64,250.00/yr

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Motion Picture Projectionists

$22,760.00/yr

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Photographers

$34,000.00/yr

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Prepress Technicians and Workers

$40,410.00/yr

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Print Binding and Finishing Workers

$32,890.00/yr

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Public Address System and Other Announcers

$27,720.00/yr

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Sound Engineering Technicians

$52,390.00/yr

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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers

$56,100.00/yr

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Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

$28,780.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Associate Degree Career Options

Web Developers

$69,430.00/yr

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Desktop Publishers

$42,910.00/yr

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Interior Designers

$53,370.00/yr

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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

$66,040.00/yr

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Art Directors

$92,780.00/yr

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Art Therapists

$47,860.00/yr

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Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

$54,570.00/yr

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Commercial and Industrial Designers

$66,590.00/yr

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Technical Writers

$62,170.00/yr

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Producers and Directors

$71,680.00/yr

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Editors

$59,480.00/yr

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Fashion Designers

$72,720.00/yr

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Film and Video Editors

$62,650.00/yr

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Graphic Designers

$50,370.00/yr

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Multimedia Artists and Animators

$72,520.00/yr

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Museum Technicians and Conservators

$43,020.00/yr

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Music Therapists

$47,860.00/yr

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Writers and Authors

$62,170.00/yr

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Radio and Television Announcers

$33,220.00/yr

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Set and Exhibit Designers

$54,270.00/yr

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Video Game Designers

$90,270.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

Archivists

$52,240.00/yr

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Curators

$53,780.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.