Careers in this cluster often involve creative tasks, such as performing or writing. Most of the arts and design, entertainment and sports, and media and communication occupations in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) are assigned to this cluster.
There were about 1.8 million jobs in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) occupations that are assigned to the arts, audio/video technology, and communications cluster, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Median annual wages for these occupations ranged from $24,220 for floral designers to $83,000 for art directors.
Many occupations in this cluster typically require a bachelor’s degree, although specific designations vary. For example, public address system announcers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training, and art directors typically need a bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience in a related occupation.
BLS projects most job openings in the arts, audio/video technology, and communications cluster to be in occupations assigned to the visual arts pathway, which includes graphic designers. This occupation is projected to have the most job openings in the cluster.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics