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If you recently graduated from college and are having a hard time finding a job, you are not alone. Luckily enough, we set out to help graduates with an animation degree to find the perfect job. After looking through 5,800 animation major resumes and millions of job listings, we were able to find which are most preferred jobs by animation major graduates.

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1. Animator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  Burbank, CA;  Santa Monica, CA;  Orlando, FL;  San Diego, CA;  Savannah, GA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

2. Artist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Burbank, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, and other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.

3. Production Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Burbank, CA;  
Job Description:
A Production Assistant supports all aspects of film or TV production. They are responsible for ensuring the production quality of all promotionals, commercials, and public service announcements.

4. Graphic Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  San Diego, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

5. Graphic Designer Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
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6. Storyboard Artist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Burbank, CA;  Savannah, GA;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Portland, OR;  Atlanta, GA;  El Segundo, CA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

7. Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Seattle, WA;  Denver, CO;  Miami, FL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

8. Animation Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  San Diego, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Baltimore, MD;  Davis, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Columbus, OH;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

9. Motion Graphics Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Sarasota, FL;  Burbank, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

10. 3D Animator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Santa Monica, CA;  Sunnyvale, CA;  Minneapolis, MN;  Rochester, NY;  Burbank, CA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

11. 3D Artist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Santa Monica, CA;  Burbank, CA;  Seattle, WA;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

12. Production Artist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Calabasas, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Seattle, WA;  San Diego, CA;  Portland, OR;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

13. Programming Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

14. Concept Artist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  Seattle, WA;  Santa Monica, CA;  Savannah, GA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Bellevue, WA;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

15. 3D Modeler

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Houston, TX;  Orlando, FL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Phoenix, AZ;  San Jose, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

16. Digital Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Columbus, OH;  Boston, MA;  Cincinnati, OH;  Austin, TX;  Minneapolis, MN;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

17. Visual Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Austin, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Mountain View, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Palo Alto, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

18. Production Associate

Top Locations:
Greer, SC;  Fremont, CA;  Spartanburg, SC;  New York, NY;  Greenville, SC;  Battle Creek, MI;  Indianapolis, IN;  Marysville, OH;  Sumter, SC;  Chicago, IL;  

19. Junior Graphic Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  Miami, FL;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

20. Video Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  Miami, FL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.

21. Graphic Artist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Orlando, FL;  San Diego, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Las Vegas, NV;  Des Moines, IA;  Saint Louis, MO;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

22. Sales Specialist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Charlotte, NC;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Orlando, FL;  Miami, FL;  San Antonio, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.

23. Technical Artist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  Orlando, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  San Diego, CA;  Austin, TX;  Camarillo, CA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Redmond, WA;  Salt Lake City, UT;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

24. User Experience Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Boise, ID;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

25. Design Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Seattle, WA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

26. Visual Merchandiser

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Houston, TX;  Las Vegas, NV;  Orlando, FL;  Miami, FL;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
A Visual Merchandiser creates attractive visual displays and strategies to promote retail brands, products, and services. They conduct research on current and future trends in design and lifestyle, as well as revise and present design ideas with assistant merchandisers.

27. Interactive Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Charlotte, NC;  Minneapolis, MN;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

28. Photo Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Washington, DC;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Gainesville, FL;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

29. Motion Graphics Artist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Miami, FL;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

30. Freelance Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Portland, OR;  Columbus, OH;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

31. Junior Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Binghamton, NY;  Houston, TX;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  Denver, CO;  Charlotte, NC;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

32. Student Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  San Diego, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

33. Graphics Specialist

Top Locations:
Jacksonville, FL;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Arlington, VA;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  Houston, TX;  Huntsville, AL;  Las Vegas, NV;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

34. Photographer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Atlanta, GA;  Miami, FL;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

35. Production Worker

Top Locations:
Detroit, MI;  Toledo, OH;  Livonia, MI;  Saint Louis, MO;  Fresno, CA;  Richmond, VA;  Vance, AL;  San Antonio, TX;  Omaha, NE;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
A Production Worker operates and maintains equipment in a factory or warehouse. They assemble finished products, inspect products to meet quality standards, ensure that all machinery runs smoothly, and help with the shipment of items.

36. Associate Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Oakland, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Vernon, CA;  Denver, CO;  Houston, TX;  Seattle, WA;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

37. 3D Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Baton Rouge, LA;  Portland, OR;  Seattle, WA;  San Francisco, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Oak Ridge, TN;  Burbank, CA;  Gainesville, GA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

38. Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

39. Modeler

Top Locations:
San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Dallas, TX;  Chandler, AZ;  Memphis, TN;  Phoenix, AZ;  Burbank, CA;  
Job Description:
Models pose for artists, customers, or photographers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances.

40. Computer Technician

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Memphis, TN;  Phoenix, AZ;  Dallas, TX;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Charlotte, NC;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

41. Multimedia Designer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Orlando, FL;  Indianapolis, IN;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Sherwood, AR;  Tampa, FL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

42. Level Designer

Top Locations:
Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Winter Park, FL;  Austin, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  Bellevue, WA;  Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  Salt Lake City, UT;  Cambridge, MA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

43. Videographer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Orlando, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.

44. User Interaction Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

45. Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Denver, CO;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

46. Software Engineer

Top Locations:
San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

47. Lead Artist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  Carlsbad, CA;  Miami, FL;  Seattle, WA;  Austin, TX;  Bellevue, WA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

48. Digital Media Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

49. Consultant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

50. Product Consultant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Cleveland, OH;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  San Antonio, TX;  Austin, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts salespersons). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.

Animation Major Jobs

Average Salary For an Animation Major

Depending on the industry that animation majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that animation majors who work in the finance industry have an average salary of $61,617, while those who work in the hospitality industry have an average salary of $45,991. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the finance industry.

Average Salary
$60,789
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Best Paying Industries
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$61,617
$62k
Technology
Technology
$55,277
$55k
Professional
Professional
$53,626
$54k
Retail
Retail
$53,008
$53k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$52,744
$53k

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Updated July 15, 2020