Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Multimedia Artists and Animators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm (visited May 01, 2015).
Animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media and can create 2-D and 3-D models and animation. Animators typically create graphics and animation using computer programs and illustrations, work with a team of animators and artist in order to create a movie, game, or visual effect, research upcoming projects to help create realistic designs or animations, develop storyboards that map out key scenes in animation, edit animations and effects on the bases of feedback from directors, other animators, game designers, or clients, and they will meet with clients, animators, game designers, directors, and other staff/actors to review deadlines and development timelines.
Animators will often focus on creating animated movies or video games and some create visual effects for movies and television shows. Some animators design scenery or backgrounds for locations.
In order to become an animator, it is needed to have a Bachelor’s degree and does not require similar work experience.
As an animator, they typically make more than most occupations, ranging up to $61,370 a year. Although this may be, the median wage is where half the workers earned more than that amount or less than that amount. Little did you know, there are 4 different types of work that they can be paid for:
Motion picture and video industries can make $72,680.
Software publishers make $62,310.
Workers in Advertising, Public Relations, and other related services can make $60,220.
Workers in computer system design and other related services make $59,950.
According to bls.gov, Employment of animators is estimated to grow 6% within the timeframe to 2022, much slower than the average rate of any occupation. Growth will result to animation demand. Job growth, however, will be slower, especially where companies will hire from overseas. The demand will rise mainly because consumers will demand realistic and progressed games, movies, and shows. They may also demand computer hardware and computer graphics, adding to the complexity. They can demand graphics for mobile devices which lead to more jobs, and animators will have to create games and applications for those mobile devices.