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Illustrators prepare drawings for advertisements, magazines, books, newspapers, packaging, Web sites, computer programs, and other formats. Medical illustrators, with special training in biology and the physical sciences, are able to draw accurate illustrations of parts of the human body, animals, and plants. Fashion illustrators specialize in distinctive illustrations of the latest women's and men's fashions. Approximately 12,240 fine artists, including illustrators, are employed in the United States. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Hands On

Career Ladder
Owner, Illustration Studio or Art Director

Illustrator

Assistant Illustrator

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