What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?
The field is unique in that it combines traditional creative art with graphic design and computer technology. Plus, its applications are expanding so rapidly that there are lots of job openings for skilled artists.
Why Is This a Good Career Bet?
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 16% for graphic designers, 17% for multimedia artists and animators and 37% for web developers through 2024 in Texas.
For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, web developer is ranked third among America's Career Infonet's 39 fastest-growing occupations and fifth of its top 36 careers with the most job openings through 2024.
Job openings requiring digital design, animation and web skills are expanding rapidly.
Digital design skills can be applied to jobs in many industries and subfields in many others. Most companies need designers in one capacity or another, and the demand for such skilled workers is only increasing.
Settings can include:
- Businesses from small to large
- Educational institutions of all kinds, from elementary schools to universities
- Governmental agencies
- Hospitals, doctors’ offices and health care offices of all kinds
- Nonprofit organizations
Jobs in various disciplines may require computer graphics and web and animation skills, but without wording that identifies them as such, including:
- Application/solution developer
- Art director
- Digital developer
- Graphic designer
- Information architect
- Layout artist
- Marketing/systems consultant
- 3D modeling artist
- Web designer or developer