The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications cluster is about designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. The jobs in this cluster appeal to actors or musicians who love the limelight, technicians who prefer to work behind the scenes, and people who love to write, paint, or build. These careers, however, are very, very competitive. Graphic designers who have knowledge of Web site design or other interactive media will be most in demand.
Employment Projections: 2010-2020
The Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications career cluster is expected to grow only slightly over the next decade. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates, this cluster employed 2.2 million people nationwide in 2010 and will only add about 150,000 new jobs by 2020. The cluster is expected to grow by 7% between 2010 and 2020, growing more slowly than average compared to other clusters and the national average of 14%.
The report Employment Projections for Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications, 2010-2020 includes data on occupations growing faster that the nation average, pathways employment overview, occupations with the most job openings, and employment projections.