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Careers in Computer Graphics

​Job openings requiring digital design, animation and Web skills are expanding rapidly.

Digital design skills can be applied to jobs in many industries and subfields in many others. Most companies need designers in one capacity or another, and the demand for such skilled workers is only increasing.

Settings can include:

  • Businesses from small to large
  • Educational institutions of all kinds, from elementary schools to universities
  • Governmental agencies
  • Hospitals, doctors’ offices and health care offices of all kinds
  • Non-profit organizations

Jobs in various disciplines may require computer graphics, Web and animation skills, but without wording that identifies them as such, including:

  • Application/solution developer
  • Art director
  • Digital developer
  • Entertainment software writer
  • Graphic designer
  • Information architect
  • Layout artist
  • Marketing/systems consultant 
  • Producer
  • Web designer or developer

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for Texas:

JobHourly RateAnnual SalaryProjected Job Growth Through 2024
Graphic designers$21.55$44,830+16%
Multimedia artists and animators$32.40$67,390+17%
Web developers$32.65$67,910+37%