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Multimedia Artists and Animators
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that employment for all artists, including multimedia artists and animators, will grow about as fast as the average through 2018. Those within the industry see a bright future as the demand for games continues to grow steadily and technologies make new kinds of games possible. More people want realistic video games, move and TV special effects, and 3D animated movies. Employment opportunities will also come about from demand for computer graphics in mobile technologies. Animators will also be needed in alternative areas such as scientific research and design services. Competition for jobs should be strong since many creative and technically savvy people want to be part of this business.