Art and Design


Employment of arts and design occupations is projected to decline 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, losing about 32,900 jobs. Workers will still be needed to meet the demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones, as well as to help create visually appealing and effective lay-outs of websites and other media platforms. However, arts and design workers also are em-ployed in industries that are projected to de-cline, including publishing, manufacturing, and floral shops.

The median annual wage for art and design occupations was $48,130 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Experience & Exposure Opportunities

  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Lit Mag (Literary & Art Magazine)
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Student Art Contest

Organization/club opportunities vary by school. See your Counselor for more information

WJCC Schools Related Courses

Sample Jobs in the Art and Design Field

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career TitleMean Annual SalaryEducation Requirements
Art Director$94,220Bachelor’s Degree
Craft and Fine Artist$48,760Bachelor’s Degree
Fashion Designer$73,790Bachelor’s Degree
Graphic Designer$52,110Bachelor’s Degree
Interior Designer$56,040Bachelor’s Degree
Multimedia Artist and Animator$75,270Bachelor’s Degree