Want to become an animator?

Are you thinking of becoming an animator? Find out if animator is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does an animator do? What personality traits do animators have? Will robots replace animators? How much does an animator earn and is it a job in high demand?

Want to know what personality traits you have and if the job of animator fits your personality? Take the free career aptitude test.


What does an animator do?

An animator or 3D computer animator brings still images to life. By means of software, an animator turns still images (drawings, figures, illustrations) into a film or moving picture. These films or moving pictures can be used as promotional materials, instruction and lesson materials, for computer games, television programmes and websites, for instance. For this profession, you need to be very creative, but also have an investigative and analytical side.


What personality traits do animators have?

There are two characteristics many animators have in common. Animators are often highly inquisitive (score highly in the INVESTIGATIVE category) and creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of animator would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as animators? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace animators?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are animators? The chances of robotisation of an animator’s activities amount to 2%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by animators will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Animator Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as an animator? How much does an animator earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for animators in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

Want to find more jobs as an animator in other countries?

Go to Jooble for jobs as animator all over the world.

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