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Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, & Illustrators

Also called: Artist, Fine Artist, Painter, Sculptor

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What they do:
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
On the job, you would:
  • Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.
  • Integrate and develop visual elements, such as line, space, mass, color, and perspective, to produce desired effects, such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods.
  • Confer with clients, editors, writers, art directors, and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • come up with lots of ideas
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot Technology
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • ArtScope.net eArtist
  • GYST

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$50,790
$19,620
$103,680
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