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Special and Visual Effects Technicians

Overview

Special and visual effects technicians are crafts persons who use technical skills to create effects, illusions, and computer-generated images for the entertainment industry. They work with a variety of materials and digital techniques to produce the fantastic visions and seemingly real illusions that add dimension to motion picture, theater production, television broadcast, and video game.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Owner of Special and Visual Effects Firm

Experienced Special and Visual Effects Technician

Entry-Level Special and Visual Effects Technician