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Careers in Art

What kind of jobs are associated with the visual arts?  Compiled from many sources around the web, the following list extends far beyond the three principle areas covered under "Job Statistics for Visual Artists."

advertising art director • advertising commercial director • advertising copy writer • advertising creative director • advertising designer • advertising illustrator • advertising photographer • advertising/sales/marketing rep • aerial photographer • airbrush artist • animation director • animator (digital/traditional) • antique restorer • antiques dealer • appraiser • architect • architectural illustrator • architectural model builder • architectural renderer • architectural technologist • archivist • art administrator • art auctioneer • art buyer • art consultant • art critic • art dealer • art director • art director-film/video/print • art editor • art exhibition coordinator • art graphic assistant • art historian • art lecturer • art librarian • art publisher • art teacher • art therapist • art/film critic • artist-in-residence • artist's agent • assistant curator • assistant director • auctioneer/transporter • audio visual artist/designer • audio-visual collections specialists • automobile specialty painter • background artist • bank note designer • basketry artisan • billboard artist • billboard designer • book illustrator/designer • bookplate artist • buyer • cabinet maker • cad designer • calligrapher • camera operators - television, video, and motion picture • car and bus card artist • caricaturist • carpenter • cartographer • cartoonist • catalog illustrator • cd/record cover designer • ceramic tile artisan • ceramicist • children's book designer • children's book illustrator • cinematographer • color expert • color consultant • combat photographer • comic book creator • comic book inker • comic strip artist • commercial and industrial designer • computer graphics designer • conservator • copyist • corporate curator • corporate designer • costume designer • costume designer illustrator • court artist • crafts artisan • curator • curatorial assistant • cutter & editor • dark room technician • decorator • dentist • design consultant • design engineer • designer • digital artist • digital film maker • diorama artist • direct mail artist • direct mail layout • director • display artist • display designer • display painter • display/set designer • documentary photographer • • drafter /draftsperson • dressmaker • editor • editorial art director • editorial illustrator • editorial photographer • educator • elementary teacher • engraver • engrosser • environmental designer • etcher • exhibition designer • fabric designer • fashion artist/designer • fashion buyer • fashion coordinator • fashion editor • fashion illustrator • fashion photographer • fiber artist • field-expedition artist • film editor • film/video camera operator • film/video lighting designer • film/video sound engineer • filmmaker • floor covering designer • floral designer • foundry artist • freelance artist • freelance letter/designer • functional designer • furniture designer • gallery director • gallery owner • gemologist • glass blower • glass designer • graphic artist • graphic arts technician • graphic designer • graphist • greeting card artist • greeting card designer • guide • haute couturier • historic preservation specialist • illustration agent • illustrator • illustrator-freelance • industrial designer • industrial photographer • interior decorator • interior designer • internet/Web designer • jewelry designer • kitchenware designer • label designer • landscape architect • layout artist • lecturer • letterer • lighting consultant • lighting designer • lithographer • logo designer • machine designer • magazine cover artist • magazine designer/illustrator • make-up artist • marine illustrator • market researcher • mechanical & production artist • media buyer • medical illustrator • memorial designer • merchandise display coordinator • metalworker • milliner • millinery designer • mock-up artist • model maker • mosaicist • motion picture scenic designer • multimedia designer • municipal graphic designer • muralist • museum artist • museum guide • newspaper artist/illustrator • newspaper layout artist • non-profit administrator • package designer • painter • parade float designer/builder • paste-up artist • performance artist • photo journalist • photographer • photographer, scientific • photography editor • photojournalist • photo-retoucher • plastic surgeon • police & legal photographer • police artist • primary teacher • print maker • printing designer • printing layout artist • product designer • production assistant • professional photographer • promotion/production assistant • properties artist • public relations coordinator • public relations specialist • publications assistant • publicity director • puppet maker • quick sketch artist • renderer • researcher • restorer • retail buyer • retail store art director • sales assistant • salesperson • scientific illustrator • sculptor • self-enrichment education teachers • serigrapher • set designer/illustrator • sign painter • silhouette artist • silkscreen artist • silversmith • sketch artist • special effects technician • stained glass artist • stencil cutter • still photographer • stonemason • structural design engineer • stylist • tailor • teacher • technical illustrator • textbook author • textile designer • theatrical photographer • tool designer • topographer • tour guide • toy designer • tracer • trademark designer • travel photographer • television animator • television background artist • television commercials director • television director • type designer • typographical artist • typography designer • upholsterer • upholstery fabric designer • urban designer • urban planner • visual aids artist • wallpaper designer • weaver • web page designer • window decorator • woodcarver

Of course, some of these positions require post-graduate training of some kind...