Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

A job in these industries might see applicants specializing in news reporting, managing sound and video production, media relations, and other creative roles.

There are 55 careers in this industry

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Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

  • Average Salary:Not available
  • Most Common Education:Less than high school

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

  • Average Salary:$66,040
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Art Directors

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

  • Average Salary:$92,780
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Artists and Related Workers

All artists and related workers not listed separately.

  • Average Salary:$65,390
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

  • Average Salary:$43,770
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Broadcast News Analysts

Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

  • Average Salary:$66,880
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Broadcast Technicians

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

  • Average Salary:$40,080
  • Most Common Education:Associate's degree

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

  • Average Salary:$54,570
  • Most Common Education:Associate's degree


Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

  • Average Salary:$47,800
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

  • Average Salary:$66,590
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree