Career Journeys in Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication

One of 16 industry clusters that the U.S. Department of Labor tracks, Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication encompasses careers involving creative or technical skills.  Although the category often brings to mind arts or media organizations, jobs requiring these skills can be found in many businesses and organizations. Career paths are as disparate as graphic arts, sound technology, teaching and marketing.  Learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s industry clusters and their economic outlook. Adults using these resources to help students explore careers may also find it helpful to use the Career Journeys Supplemental Materials we’ve prepared for teachers and counselors.

The performing arts aren’t just about being on stage

Jara Dorsey-Lash says there are lots of career paths that take passion for the performing arts without being a Broadway star. She found one as Associate Director of Development for Penn State University’s Performing Arts Center.

Nonprofit founder pegs learning to learn as most important skill

Through her own education as an architect, Nina Barbuto pursued her passion for creativity. As founder and Executive Director of Assemble, she’s helping foster creativity and learning to empower communities.

Working at the intersection of art and science

As U.S. Business Director for ECI Media, Victoria Potter is trying to help her Stockholm-based parent company develop advertising clients in North America. More an ad auditor than an ad agency, her firm’s work is at the intersection of art and science.

Making the move from news to public relations

Now a graduate assistant in Public Relations at Point Park University, Stacey Federoff says that PR is about telling stories, much like she did as a news reporter, though with a different audience and purpose.

For broadcasting, troubleshooting is a top skill

Now a Mobile Unit Engineer at NEP Group, Inc., George Ribich began developing his interest and skills in broadcasting at age 12, working at a community television station.

Interested in photography? Practice empathy!

In her first career, as a model, Anita Buzzy-Prentiss was in front of the camera. As a photographer and owner of Buzzy Photography, she’s now behind it.