Artists work in many industries doing thing you might not expect. Artists create advertisements, visual effects in movies and the buildings in your city just to name a few. If you like to draw, paint or sculpt, or if you just like to be around fine art, you can find a challenging and satisfying career.
Here's a few careers you can advance to with training in visual art:
Museum Curator, Art Educator
A Museum Curator collects public and private art for the museum, arranges artworks into exhibits, borrows art from other museums, verifies if art is authentic, and writes grants to obtain money for the art collection.
An Art Educator teaches skills in many different forms of art. Classes include basic drawing and painting in beginning classes to art theory and graphic design in more advanced classes.
Salaries and Education:
Museum Curator: $147,400
A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement; many employers prefer a master's degree
Art, art history graduate degree
Usually 4-5 years of experience in the field
Strong organizational, management and critical-thinking skills
Stamina - museum curators spend a lot of time on their feet
Art Educator: $40,300 depending on level taught
Bachelor's degree minimum
License and certification required for teaching art in public schools and frequently other venues
Notable persons in these fields:
Katherine Brinson, Museum Curator