Occupational Overview: Business & Arts
Sometimes broadly defined as “the creative field,” the Arts is not just a career path for aspiring painters, poets or musicians. Today, there are roles for graphic artists, designers, illustrators, sound engineers, music editors, video game developers, audio/visual professionals, writers, and others whose jobs involve tapping into their creative sides. But these individuals must also have a strong knowledge of their profession and the technical skills to realize their visions.
Many career schools offer – or are considering – programs that involve their students’ creative talents. Career College Central follows the developments in the arts field every month so your school knows about the latest techniques and advancements in this field.
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for illustrators who work on a computer will increase, as media companies use more detailed images and backgrounds in their designs. Illustrators and cartoonists who work in publishing may see job opportunities decline, as traditional print publications lose ground to other media forms. New opportunities are expected to arise, as the number of electronic magazines, Internet-based publications, and video games grows.
As Americans continue to immerse themselves in entertainment, the arts are going to play a larger role in our labor force moving forward, as are career colleges. Continue to watch Career College Central for more news, research and commentary on the Arts.
Career Focus: Culinary Arts
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at upscale restaurants, hotels, and casinos, where the pay is typically highest