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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, art and design careers are projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. The increase in jobs is projected to be in animation and visual effects for the entertainment industry, such as video games, movies, TV, and smart phones.

The median annual wage for art and design careers was $43,950 in 2015.

Interior Designer | Bachelor's Degree | $48,400/year

Interior designers decorate people's homes, work for companies to maximize office space, or may create shopping or eating environments that match a businesses brand. The growth rate is 4%. Read our article Become an Interior Designer for more information.

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Graphic Designer | Bachelor's Degree | $45,900/year

If you enjoy working on computers and love art, you may enjoy becoming a graphic designer. The rate of growth is a tad slower than average at 1% and attaining a job is faily competitive. Read our article Become a Graphic Designer for more information.

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Industrial Designer | Bachelor's Degree | $64,620/year

An industrial designer uses art, engineering, and business to develop products that that might be appealing to consumers. The growth rate is 2%. Read our article Become an Industrial Designer for more information.

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Musical Director and/or Composer | Bachelor's | $48,180/year

Educational requirements between musical directors and composur's may vary. The growth of this career field is slower than average at 3%, however the need for live performances is modestly increasing in demand. Read our article Become a Musical Director or Composer for more information.

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Landscape Architect | Bachelor's Degree | $64,570/year

If you like the outdoors, enjoy working with plants, and love design, you may like to become a landscape architect. They help parks, businesses, corporate offices, college campuses, and home owners make the most of their outdoor property. This career field has a growth rate of 5%. Read our article Become a Landscape Architect for more information.

Architect | Bachelor's Degree | $74,520/year

Architects plan and design all types of indoor and outdoor structures. There is a 7% career growth in the field. Read our article Become an Architect for more information.

Photographer | Various | $30,490/year

A photographer uses their creative and technical skills to photograph people and images. Their photographs can be used for art, visually preserving memories, or for advertising, science, or news and phenomena. The career rate of growth is 3%. Read our article Become a Photographer for more information.

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Craft and Fine Artist | Optional | $44,400/year

A craft and fine artist uses a creative process through the use of a variety of materials to make crafts and fine art for exhibition and/or sale. The growth rate is 2%. Read our article Become an Artist for more information.

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Fashion Designer | Bachelor's Degree | $64,030/year

A fashion designer uses their original themes to create designs for accessories, clothes and footwear. They sketch the idea of the design and put together patterns, fabrics and any accessory materials for the creation and oversee the project through to completion. The career rate of growth is 3%. Read our article Become a Fashion Designer for more information.

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Curator| Varies | $46,710/year

Curators assemble, install, and arrange the artifacts for a museum's exhibitions and secure the safety and condition of the artifact. The career rate of growth is 7%. Read our article Become a Curator for more information.

Floral Designer | On-the-Job | $24,750/year

Floral designers use their creative ability combined with their knowledge of flower varieties to provide attractive arrangements for a single order or larger requests for funerals, weddings, and banquets. The career rate of growth is -3%. Read our article Become a Floral Designer for more information.

Musician and Singer | Education Varies | $24.20/hr

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing in recording studios and for live audiences. Read our article Become a Musician and Singer for more information.

Actor | Some College | $18.80/hr

Actors interpret and portray a character from a writer's script to entertain an audience in television, film, theater, and other performing arts. Read our article Become an Actor for more information.

Dancer and Choreographer | Training Varies | $16.85/hr

Dancers and choreographers express stories and ideas through dance performances. A choreographer creates dances that are original and develop different interpretations of existing dances. Read our article Become a Dancer and Choreographer for more information.

Additional Art Careers

Out of all the art and design careers listed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, art directors earn the most at $85,610. To attain a career as an art director, a person usually holds a bachelor's degree and has 5 or more years of experience. The career growth rate for art directors is slower than average however, at 2 percent.

Without a college degree, one could aquire a career as a floral designer. This career field pays a median salary of $24,750 a year and you get trained on-the-job. The career growth rate is in decline though, at -3 percent.

This information was pulled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).