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 46 careers in this industry

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Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film 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:$78,410
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Art Directors

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

  • Average Salary:$100,890
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Artists and Related Workers

All artists and related workers not listed separately.

  • Average Salary:$61,580
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Audio and Video Technicians

Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.

  • Average Salary:$48,820
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

  • Average Salary:$37,630
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Broadcast Technicians

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to acquire, edit, and transmit audio and video for radio or television programs. Control and adjust incoming and outgoing broadcast signals to regulate sound volume, signal strength, and signal clarity. Operate satellite, microwave, or other transmitter equipment to broadcast radio or television programs.

  • Average Salary:$44,740
  • Most Common Education:Associate's degree

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film

Operate television, video, or film camera to record images or scenes for television, video, or film productions.

  • Average Salary:$49,230
  • Most Common Education:Associate's degree


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

  • Average Salary:$42,700
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Design and develop 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:$77,030
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree