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
- Educational Requirements: Most fine artists pursue postsecondary education to earn degrees that can improve their skills and job prospects. A formal educational credential is typically not needed for craft artists. However, it is difficult to gain adequate artistic skills without some formal education.
- Soft Skills: Artistic ability, business skills and creativity
- Average Annual Salary: $48,800
- 3 in state schools: Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland, OR), University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)
Watch a video about what it is like to be a medical illustrator:
"Monique Guilderson: Medical Illustartor"