Careers for Art and Design Education Graduates

Common job titles

  • Art teacher
  • Design and craft teacher
  • Drama teacher
  • Education researcher
  • Music teacher
  • Painting and sculpture teacher

Job outlook data

College-level art, drama and music teachers held around 99,000 jobs in 2014. High school teachers held around 962,000 jobs, middle school teachers held around 628,000 jobs and elementary school teachers held around 1,520,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. From 2014 to 2024, employment is expected to grow by 8 percent for all education, training, and library occupations and by 6 percent for teachers at all levels of study.

An art teacher works in a school environment with students ranging from pre-school age to adulthood. The position requires an extensive knowledge of art history and techniques.

Where can I work with this major?

Industries that employ the largest number of art and design education majors include:

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Technical and trade schools
  • Performing arts companies
  • Other schools and instruction facilities

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Middle School Teachers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, High School Teachers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary. PayScale Human. Capital., Art Teacher Salary. Learn.org, Art Teacher.

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