Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications

Actors

Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.

Actresses

Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.

Agents and Business Managers

Agents and business managers advise writers, performers, and athletes on business details.

Animators and Multimedia Artists

Animators and multimedia artists create graphics and animation using hand drawings and computer software and equipment.

Announcers

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Apparel Designers

Fashion designers design clothes and accessories for manufacture and sale to the public.

Art Directors

Art directors supervise workers who produce artwork for magazines, ads, or products.

Art Restorers

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Artists

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Audio Engineers

Broadcast technicians record or broadcast radio and television programs.

Audio Technicians

Broadcast technicians record or broadcast radio and television programs.

Audio-Visual Specialists

Audio-visual specialists produce and maintain audio-visual materials. Specialists operate audio-visual equipment at presentations and entertainment venues.

Authors

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

AV Technicians

Audio-visual specialists produce and maintain audio-visual materials. Specialists operate audio-visual equipment at presentations and entertainment venues.

Bandleaders

Music composers, directors, and arrangers write, arrange, or direct music.

Bindery Machine Operators

Bookbinders and bindery workers cut and glue parts or run machines to bind new books or magazines.

Book Editors

Editors plan, review, and revise material for publication in newspapers, magazines, books, and websites.

Book Menders

Bookbinders and bindery workers cut and glue parts or run machines to bind new books or magazines.

Bookbinders and Bindery Workers

Bookbinders and bindery workers cut and glue parts or run machines to bind new books or magazines.

Broadcast Technicians

Broadcast technicians record or broadcast radio and television programs.

Broadcasters

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Broadcasters

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Business Managers

Agents and business managers advise writers, performers, and athletes on business details.

Camera Operators

Camera operators use motion picture, TV, or video cameras to film a wide range of subjects.

Caption Writers

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Cartoonists (Emerging)

Cartoonists draw images to express ideas.

Central Office Installers

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Choreographers

Choreographers create dance routines and teach them to dancers.

Cinematographers

Camera operators use motion picture, TV, or video cameras to film a wide range of subjects.

Clothing Designers

Fashion designers design clothes and accessories for manufacture and sale to the public.

Columnists

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Commentators

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Communications Equipment Mechanics

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Composers (print)

Page layout workers format information to be printed.

Computer Game Testers

Video game testers play video games before they are released to the public. Testers closely analyze the games to make sure they work properly.

Conductors

Music composers, directors, and arrangers write, arrange, or direct music.

Contracts Specialists

Agents and business managers advise writers, performers, and athletes on business details.

Control Room Technicians

Broadcast technicians record or broadcast radio and television programs.

Copy Markers

Proofreaders read printed copy or proofs to find and mark errors.

Copywriters

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Costume and Wardrobe Specialists

Costume and wardrobe specialists design outfits for actors. These costumes express a certain time, place, or mood.

Dance Directors

Choreographers create dance routines and teach them to dancers.

Dancers

Dancers express ideas, stories, and rhythm by moving their bodies with music.

Desktop Publishing Specialists

Page layout workers format information to be printed.

Directors

Producers select plays or scripts, arrange financing, and make other production decisions. Directors interpret plays or scripts by directing the work of the cast and crew.

Disc Jockeys (DJs)

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Documentation Writers

Technical writers put scientific or technical information into language that is easy for others to understand.

Editors

Editors plan, review, and revise material for publication in newspapers, magazines, books, and websites.

Entertainers

Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.

Exhibit Designers

Set designers determine what furnishings are needed for a play or movie. Exhibit designers create displays to share information.

Fashion Designers

Fashion designers design clothes and accessories for manufacture and sale to the public.

Film and Video Editors

Film and video editors edit film, video, and other media.

Fine Artists

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Floral Designers

Floral designers cut and arrange live, dried, and artificial flowers and plants.

Florists

Floral designers cut and arrange live, dried, and artificial flowers and plants.

Flower Arrangers

Floral designers cut and arrange live, dried, and artificial flowers and plants.

Game Testers

Video game testers play video games before they are released to the public. Testers closely analyze the games to make sure they work properly.

Graphic Designers

Graphic designers create designs using print, electronic, and film media.

Illustrators

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Industrial Designers

Industrial designers develop a wide variety of manufactured products.

Interviewers

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Journalists

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Live-Event Announcers

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Makeup Artists

Professional makeup artists prepare actors for performances on stage or in front of cameras.

Mechanics, Communications Equipment

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Meteorologists

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Movie Directors

Producers select plays or scripts, arrange financing, and make other production decisions. Directors interpret plays or scripts by directing the work of the cast and crew.

Multi-media Artists

Animators and multimedia artists create graphics and animation using hand drawings and computer software and equipment.

Music Arrangers

Music composers, directors, and arrangers write, arrange, or direct music.

Music Composers, Directors, and Arrangers

Music composers, directors, and arrangers write, arrange, or direct music.

Music Directors

Musicians perform music on stage and in recording studios.

Musicians

Musicians perform music on stage and in recording studios.

Narrators

Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.

News Anchors

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

News Reporters

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Newscasters

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Newspaper Reporters

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Novelists

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Page Layout Workers

Page layout workers format information to be printed.

Painters (Artistic)

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

PBX Installers

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Performers

Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.

Photographers

Photographers produce images that paint a picture, tell a story, or record an event.

Photojournalists

Photographers produce images that paint a picture, tell a story, or record an event.

Playwrights

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Poets

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Prepress Workers

Prepress workers create printing plates that are used on printing presses.

Press Operators

Printing press operators set up, operate, and maintain printing presses.

Printing Press Operators

Printing press operators set up, operate, and maintain printing presses.

Printmakers

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Producers and Directors

Producers select plays or scripts, arrange financing, and make other production decisions. Directors interpret plays or scripts by directing the work of the cast and crew.

Professional Bloggers and Podcasters (Emerging)

Professional bloggers and podcasters write and deliver information. They cover a variety of topics. Their products are usually delivered via websites.

Professional Makeup Artists

Professional makeup artists prepare actors for performances on stage or in front of cameras.

Proofreaders

Proofreaders read printed copy or proofs to find and mark errors.

Publications Editors

Editors plan, review, and revise material for publication in newspapers, magazines, books, and websites.

Radio Announcers

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Radio Mechanics

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Recording Artists

Singers perform songs on stage and in recording studios.

Reporters

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Screen Writers

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Sculptors

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Set and Exhibit Designers

Set designers determine what furnishings are needed for a play or movie. Exhibit designers create displays to share information.

Set Decorators

Set designers determine what furnishings are needed for a play or movie. Exhibit designers create displays to share information.

Singers

Singers perform songs on stage and in recording studios.

Sketch Artists (Emerging)

Sketch artists draw pictures of people based on witnesses' descriptions.

Sound Editors

Sound engineering technicians use equipment to record, copy, and edit music and voice.

Sound Effects People

Sound engineering technicians use equipment to record, copy, and edit music and voice.

Sound Engineering Technicians

Sound engineering technicians use equipment to record, copy, and edit music and voice.

Specifications Writers

Technical writers put scientific or technical information into language that is easy for others to understand.

Sports Agent

Agents and business managers advise writers, performers, and athletes on business details.

Sportscasters

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Stage Scenery Designers

Set designers determine what furnishings are needed for a play or movie. Exhibit designers create displays to share information.

Station Installers and Repairers

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Talk Show Hosts

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Technical Writers

Technical writers put scientific or technical information into language that is easy for others to understand.

Telephone Repairers

Communications equipment mechanics set up and maintain equipment that transmits signals to carry information.

Theater Directors

Producers select plays or scripts, arrange financing, and make other production decisions. Directors interpret plays or scripts by directing the work of the cast and crew.

TV Announcers

Announcers entertain and inform audiences on radio, TV, or in person at public events.

Video Editors

Film and video editors edit film, video, and other media.

Video Game Designers

Video game designers write the blueprints for computer games. They create the mission, theme, and rules of play.

Video Game Testers (Emerging)

Video game testers play video games before they are released to the public. Testers closely analyze the games to make sure they work properly.

Video Technicians

Broadcast technicians record or broadcast radio and television programs.

Videographers

Camera operators use motion picture, TV, or video cameras to film a wide range of subjects.

Visual Artists

Fine artists create works of art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.

Vocalists

Singers perform songs on stage and in recording studios.

Wardrobe Specialists

Costume and wardrobe specialists design outfits for actors. These costumes express a certain time, place, or mood.

Weather Reporter

News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.

Writers

Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.

Writers, Technical

Technical writers put scientific or technical information into language that is easy for others to understand.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.