Computer animators create 3D motion graphics and visual effects.
These creative professionals design visually stunning animations for a range of mediums, including film, television, video games, mobile apps and websites.
Recent advances in animation technology, along with the increased popularity and diversity of devices used to access entertainment have made computer animator one of the most exciting and lucrative career paths for technically-inclined artists. This career path is also ideal for those who want to be their own boss; 57% of multimedia animators are self-employed, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Salaries range from $55,000 to over $80,000 per year.
Computer Courses in high school
Suggested curriculum for computer magnet students:
Exploring Computer Science -or-
Computer Science 1-2H
Advanced Media Imaging 1-2H
Computer Graphic Design 1-2
Multimedia Presentations 1-2H
Multimedia Presentations 3-4H