If you have a flair for the creative and problem-solving, a career in commercial arts may be perfect for you. You could find yourself working with advertising agencies, design firms and other creative teams on a range of projects and in various media. This pathway provides many opportunities to apply your skills in different job settings.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Camera/Video Operator $16.28
Desktop Publisher $14.86
Multimedia Artist $21.15
Web Developer $22.75

NEXT

Requires 2-4 years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Broadcast Technician $14.04
Editor $21.16
Producer and Director $22.32
Graphic Designer $22.83

LATER

Requires 4 or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Film & Video Editor $26.58
Writers and Authors $28.73

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology Gulf Breeze High School
Commercial Arts Academy Jay High School
Communication and Graphic Arts Academy Pace High School
Digital Deisgn Academy Central School
Navarre High School
Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Digital Multimedia Design Academy Milton High School
TV Production Academy

Gulf Breeze High School
Milton High School
Pace High School

Web Development Academy Milton High School
Navarre High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
A.S. Graphic Design Technology Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.A.S. Graphic Design Pensacola State College
B.S. Communication University of West Florida

Salary information source: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016