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$48,000

Salary

Arts Industry

3%

Industry Job Growth

What this job is about

Think about your favorite book as a kid. Now, think about it without the illustrations: Pretty boring, right? While not specific to kid's books alone, illustrators have the opportunity – nay, the responsibility – to put pictures with words to capture someone's attention. Whether it's a character for a marketing campaign, pictures to go with a magazine article or bringing life to a well-known story, illustrators are able to marry imagination and creativity with editorial deadlines and working with others. Perfect if you're the kind of person who responds more to visual cues, becoming an illustrator means time management skills – and a lot of make-believe.

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What it Takes

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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