Career Information

Dallas College offers many different avenues for students interested in starting a career in creative arts, ​entertainment or design. ​If you want to show off your creativity, this could be the career path for you.


 

Regional Trends

 

More than 75% of jobs posted are in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Irving, and Richardson. Last year, there were more than 5,000 postings among the top 5 occupations.

Source: Burning Glass

 

74% of graduates in this area have an associate’s degree; however, top occup​ations tend to require a bachelor’s degree.

Source: Emsi 2020, Q1

Top Industries

  • Specialized Design Services
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publi​shers​
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

Source: Emsi 2020, Q1

 

DFW Top Employers

  • Freedom Graphic Systems
  • DXC Technology Co.
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Raytheon
  • HKS

Source: Esri

 
 
$27.20Overall Median Compensation
 
 
4%Projected Growth in the Field

Source: Emsi 2020, Q1

 

Top Occupation by Employment

Graphic Designers
  • 5,3752019 Employment
  • 2,027Job postings in the last 12 months
  • $13.07Entry Wage
  • $24.12Median Wage
Interior Designers
  • 1,9342019 Employment
  • 727Job postings in the last 12 months
  • $15.07Entry Wage
  • $24.31Median Wage
Technical
Writers
  • 1,8112019 Employment
  • 1,303Job postings in the last 12 months
  • $24.32Entry Wage
  • $38.12Median Wage
Producers and Directors
  • 1,6802019 Employment
  • 486Job postings in the last 12 months
  • $18.68Entry Wage
  • $32.19Median Wage
Editors

  • 1,4972019 Employment
  • 603Job postings in the last 12 months
  • $16.05Entry Wage
  • $26.21Median Wage

Sources: Emsi 2020, Q1; Burning Glass

 
 

Top Skillsets


Specialized

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Writing/Editing
  • Project Management
  • Social Media
  • Budgeting

Transferrable

  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Detail-Oriented

Source: Burning Glass

 

Risk of Automation

Overall Low Risk

Source: Burning Glass

 

Other Colleges Offering These Programs

  • University of North Texas
  • UT Arlington
  • Texas Christian University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Collin County Community College

Source: Emsi 2020, Q1

Top Programs

  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television
  • Drama and Dramatics
  • Design and Visual Communications

Source: Emsi 2020, Q1



Download a PDF version of this page - PDF (815 KB)

For more information, contact the Labor Market Intelligence Center staff:
Ben Magill, Executive Director, 214-378-1621
Tana Juko, Senior Research Analyst, 214-378-1841
Camille Gilchriest, GIS Analyst, 214-378-1743
Kena Nicol, GIS Coordinator​