Best Jobs For Art Majors by Salary Potential

An art degree can help you find a great job if you choose your career path wisely. Find out which common careers art majors flock to.

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RankJob TitleMost Common Major% Workers with MajorMid-Career Pay
% High Job Meaning
Rank:23Job Title:IllustratorMost Common Major:Illustration% Workers with Major:52%Mid-Career Pay:$50,600% High Job Meaning:-
Rank:24Job Title:Graphic DesignerMost Common Major:Graphic Design% Workers with Major:65%Mid-Career Pay:$47,800% High Job Meaning:33%
Rank:25Job Title:Graphic ArtistMost Common Major:Graphic Design% Workers with Major:43%Mid-Career Pay:$46,500% High Job Meaning:33%
Rank:26Job Title:Designer, Kitchen & BathMost Common Major:Interior Design% Workers with Major:80%Mid-Career Pay:$44,500% High Job Meaning:41%
Rank:27Job Title:Photographer, CommercialMost Common Major:Photography% Workers with Major:69%Mid-Career Pay:$43,100% High Job Meaning:38%

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Students who major in the arts certainly know how to follow their muse, but what jobs can they get with their degree after college is over? This list of top creative jobs shows that an art degree can lead you to a profitable career path.

If you can leverage your art degree to make it to the executive table, you can earn a pretty penny. Roughly twenty-five percent of Vice Presidents of Creative Services hold a bachelor’s degree in media studies, and the typical median salary for this career is comfortably in the six figures.

Not surprisingly, marrying artistic talent with some STEM skills to land a position in tech as a User Experience Manager will net you a salary in the six-figure range. About ten percent of UX Managers have bachelor’s degrees in graphic design. So learning a little computer programming while you study art can definitely up your worth.

Other popular, high-paying jobs for artists include Fashion Designers, Product Managers and, Directors of Advertising.