ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Graphic Design, Public Relations, Library Technology and Sound Technology

ARE YOU A GOOD STORY-TELLER? ARE YOU SUPER CREATIVE?

Consider a career in Graphic Design, Public Relations, Library Technology or Sound Technology.

What is it?

Art today is found not just in museums, but in products, advertising, and computer games that we see every day. Audio and video technology is behind the scenes of TV programs, movies, commercials and theater productions watched by billions of people every year. Communications careers can be found delivering and producing the news, creating memorable stories, and contributing to advertising, marketing and public relations.

What will I do?

An artist, graphic designer or photographer might use their skills to help create the latest award- winning commercial. If you’re a soundboard technician, you will make sure your audience can perfectly hear the actors or musicians that are performing, or the news anchors who are reporting their stories. Marketing and communication professionals help businesses better sell their products to consumers, and help organizations of all types reach their audiences.

Leads to these jobs:

  • Actor
  • A/V Technician
  • Camera Operator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Photographer
  • Political Campaign Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist

Is this for me?

  • Creative
  • Good communicator
  • Story-teller
  • Likes technology
  • Team player

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In-Demand Occupations in Illinois

Audio & Video Equipment Technician

  • Education Level: High School
  • Median Salary: $36,407
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 11%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 3,110

Sound Engineering Technician

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $48,689
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 5%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 350

Graphic Designer

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $52,226
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 6%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 11,330

Multi-media Artist and Animator

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $56,522
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 3%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 1,850

Public Relations Specialist

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $59,064
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 7%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 9,590

Librarian

  • Education Level: Master’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $52,932
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 3%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 6,130

Source – Illinois Department of Employment Security, 2019

LIBERAL AND FINE ARTS @ JJC

JJC is committed to students and their pursuit of fine arts, demonstrating its commitment to students’ artistic needs by providing space for learning and performing, including tripling its music program space, adding the Black Box Theatre, and building the Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery. With captivating theatre productions, must-see art gallery exhibits and nationally-recognized musical offerings, JJC is the cultural destination for residents both near and far.

Learn more at www.jjc.edu/academics

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING GRAPHIC DESIGN, PUBLIC RELATIONS, LIBRARY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND SOUND TECHNOLOGY

talk to your school counselor or teachers about what next steps to take.

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