5 Jobs in Arts, A/V Technology and Communications

When it comes to jobs in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications career cluster, a range of diverse jobs exist. Many positions and salaries depend on work experiences more than education levels. Several Premier High Schools, located in areas where there is a high demand for workers in Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications offer a CTE pathway in Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications. If you are interested in a job in this sector, getting the advanced experience through a CTE program can help you get ahead in pursuing the career of your choice.

  1. Graphic Designer
  2. Sound Engineering Technician
  3. Video and Film Editor
  4. Actor
  5. Public Relations Specialist

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers-01 Graphic Designer 

  • Job Description: Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of media to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
  • Growth: 16.0%
  • Wage: $44,001
  • Openings: 610
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree. The majority of employees have a college degree or better.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 2 Sound Engineering Technician

  • Job Description: Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studio, or movie and video productions.
  • Growth: 20.0%
  • Wage: $41,219
  • Openings: 40
  • Education: Postsecondary award. The majority of employees have some college.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 3 Video and Film Editor

  • Job Description: Edit motion picture soundtracks, film, and videos.
  • Growth: 21.0%
  • Wage: $65,786
  • Openings: 39
  • Education: Moderate-term on-the-job training. The majority of employees have at most a high school diploma.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 4 Actor

  • Job Description: Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic roles by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
  • Growth: 17.0%
  • Wage: $34,507
  • Openings: 70
  • Education: Long-term on-the-job training. Most employees have a college degree or better.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 5Public Relations Specialist

  • Job Description: Engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. May prepare and arrange displays, and make speeches.
  • Growth: 21.0%
  • Wage: $56,931
  • Openings: 463
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree. Most employees have a college degree or better.

While only five occupations are highlighted here, students can find more information at America’s Career InfoNetCompetency Model ClearinghouseOccupational Information Network, and the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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