Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

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These comments are for the career grouping Creative Designers and Craftpersons, which includes Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers.

The job openings for artistic designers and craftspersons arise primarily from expansion demand. New computer and telecommunications technologies will continue to create new jobs in graphic design. Moreover, interior designers will continue to benefit from high renovation costs, though lower than in previous years. Retirements will result in fewer job openings than in other occupations. The retirement rate will be below the average, mainly because the workers in this occupation are typically younger. Job seekers will be primarily new graduates. However, a large number of workers will leave this occupation for another because of the often precarious employment conditions.

Job Seekers: 39,517
Job Openings: 46,486

Job prospects for this career are rated Fair

Last Updated: May 20, 2012