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ART DIRECTORS
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design. Nationally this occupation has a median income of $80,600 annually. In Indiana, art directors make a median income of $57,200 or $27.49 per hour.

CAMERA OPERATORS
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production or motion pictures. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $40,400 annually. In Indiana, camera operators make a median income of $29,900 or $14.39 per hour.

EDITORS
Edit moving images on film, video or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $50,900 annually. In Indiana, ediotrs make a median income of $31,400 or $15.09 per hour.

FINE ARTISTS
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques in drawing, ceramics, painting, and sculpture. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $44,800 annually. In Indiana, fine artists make a median income of $41,600 or $19.98 per hour.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
Reported to be among the occupations with the brightest outlook, graphic design is projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2008-2018.  Graphic Designers create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as advertising, packaging, displays, or logos and corporate identity. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $43,500 annually. In Indiana, graphic designers make a median income of $36,900 or $17.73 per hour.

MULTIMEDIA ARTIST/MOTION/ANIMATOR
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $58,500 annually. In Indiana, multimedia artist/animators make a median income of $42,500 or $20.42 per hour.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints (includes aerial photographers and photojournalists). Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $29,100 annually. In Indiana, photography make a median income of $23,700 or $11.40 per hour.

PREPRESS TECHNICIANS
Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $36,300 annually. In Indiana, prepress technicians make a median income of $34,700 or $16.68 per hour.

VIDEO GAME DESIGNERS
Touted as a new and emerging occupation, video game designers design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $79,200 annually. In Indiana, video game designers make a median income of $69,100 or $33.24 per hour.

WEB ADMINISTATORS
Also a new and emerging occupation, web administrators manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $79,200 annually. In Indiana, web administrators make a median income of $69,100 or $33.24 per hour.

WEB DESIGNERS/DEVELOPERS
Design, create and modify Web sites. Analyze use needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance and capacity. May also integrate Web sites with other computer applications and convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content. Nationally, this occupation has a median income of $75,600 annually. In Indiana, web designers/developers make a median income of $63,700 or $30.62 per hour.

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