Commercial Arts

If you have a flair for the creative and problem-solving, a career in commercial arts may be perfect for you. You could find yourself working with advertising agencies, design firms and other creative teams on a range of projects and in various media. This pathway provides many opportunities to apply your skills in different job settings.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Desktop Publisher $17.40
Camera/Video Operator $24.10
Multimedia Artist $27.82
Web Developer $29.89
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Broadcast Technician $18.00
Producer and Director $21.48
Graphic Designer $23.97
Editor $25.77
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Film & Video Editor $20.41
Writers and Authors $25.82

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Multimedia Design & Technology Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Digital Multimedia Academy Navarre High School
Digital Multimedia Academy Milton High School
Digital Design Academy Central School
Digital Design Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Digital Design Academy Navarre High School
Television Production Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Television Production Academy Milton High School
Television Production Academy Pace High School
Web Development Academy Milton High School
Web Development Academy Navarre High School
Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology Gulf Breeze High School
Commercial Arts Academy Jay High School
Communication and Graphic Arts Academy Pace High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
A.S. Graphic Design Technology Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B.A.S. Graphic Design Pensacola State College
B.S. Communication Pensacola State College

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

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