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10 Artistic Careers With The Brightest Futures: NEA And

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With the country in the middle of a jobs crisis, finding any form of employment is tough, let alone
jobs in the arts.
It turns out, however, that the future of America's creative-types might be far less bleak than it
seems at present moment, according to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts, using data
from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the next seven years, job growth in the arts will exceed job
growth as a whole, the report states. In fact, according to the report, artistic careers for painters,
architects and photographers are expected to increase by 11 percent by 2018, compared to the
projected 10 percent total increase in the American labor force.
Due to long-term structural changes, there will be approximately 2,196,100 people working in artist
occupations in 2018 compared to 1,977,800 in 2008, the most recent year with data available,
according to the report.
Certain arts industries are expected to see especially significant jobs growth. Jobs associated with
museums, such as curators, archivists and technicians, are expected to rise 20 percent, or "much
faster than average employment growth." According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the public's
continued interest in arts, sciences, and history, when coupled with growing amounts of content and
material to manage, will create demand for such jobs.
Still, finding a viable career as an artist remains a challenging pursuit. As pointed out by The
Atlantic, people with educations in the humanities are among the lowest earners, and the expected
job growth may be in part due to the fact that artists will often work for less -- the median annual
wages of archivists in May 2008 was $45,020, for example.
Likewise, expect competition to remain high in nearly all artistic fields, with landscape architects,
librarians and floral designers the only exceptions. Radio and TV announcers will have an especially
hard time, as competition is expected to remain high, while jobs in those industries are projected to
decrease.
Below are the ten http://www.jdpower.com/industry/home-improvement art jobs expecting the the
largest increase in job growth by 2018:
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Employment change 2008 - 2018: 13 percent Employment 2008: 286,100 Employment 2018:
323,100 Median annual wages in 2008: $42,400

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 13 percent Employment 2008: 56,500 Employment 2018:
63,700 Median hourly wages in 2008: $16.59

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 14 percent Employment 2008: 79,000 Employment 2018:
90,200 Median annual wages in 2008: $56,330

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 15 percent Employment 2008: 151,700 Employment 2018:
174,100 Median annual wages in 2008: $53,070 (salaried)

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 16 percent Employment 2008: 141,200 Employment 2018:
164,200 Median annual wages in 2008: $70,320

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 19 percent Employment 2008: 71,700 Employment 2018:
85,600 Median annual wages in 2008: $44,950

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 20 percent Employment 2008: 26,700 Employment 2018:
32,000 Median annual wages in 2008: $58,960

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 22 percent Employment 2008: 50,900 Employment 2018:
62,200 Median annual wages in 2008: $38,850

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 23 percent Employment 2008: 11,700 Employment 2018:
14,400 Median annual wages in 2008: $47,220

Employment change 2008 - 2018: 26 percent Employment 2008: 11,100 Employment 2018:
13,900 Median annual wages in 2008: $36,660
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