Want to become an artist?

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

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What does an artist do?

An artist or visual artist creates original artworks by using a wide variety of media and techniques. Most artists have attended an art academy. But there are also self-taught artists who did not go to an art academy and still make a living as an artist. Where do artists work? Most artists are self-employed and often work on commission. For example, creating an artwork for a local government or a private individual. For many artists, it can be useful to master the skills needed for running a business in order to be better able to sell their work. In general you will not see a lot of vacancies for artists. However, in a way, employers are often looking for an artist. For instance when the position requires creative problem solving for issues that don't have standard solutions.


What personality traits do artists have?

There are two characteristics many artists have in common. Artists are creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category) and prefer manual labour (score highly in the REALISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of artist would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as artists? 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 artists?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are artists? The chances of robotisation of an artist’s activities amount to 4%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by artists will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Artist Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as an artist? How much does an artist 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 artists in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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

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