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 Average Hourly Rate*
Desktop Publisher $17.40
Camera/Video Operator $24.10
Multimedia Artist $27.82
Web Developer $29.89

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Broadcast Technician $18.00
Producer and Director $21.48
Graphic Designer $23.97
Editor $25.77

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Film & Video Editor $20.41
Writers and Authors $25.82

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

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

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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 Pensacola State College

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