Employment Outlook

Assistant Digital Content Artist

An Assistant Digital Content Artist produces images (or in some cases video) for use in printed material, social media, traditional publishing platforms, film, television, computer games, or online. The role can be varied and may require strong Graphic Design skills and knowledge of new design programs. 

 

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Employment Levels

There are currently 56 600 people employed in roles similar to Assistant Digital Content Artists in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, over the next 5 years (up until the year 2018) there will be 8 400 more job openings within this profession.

Employment by State

The majority of people in roles similar to Assistant Digital Content Artists are employed in NSW. There are a higher proportion of Assistant Digital Content Artists in VIC than the average for all occupations, while the population in the ACT is close to the national average.

Gender Split

This industry is slightly male-dominated. 56.3% of Graphic and Web Design Workers (the job category that supports this more specialised role) are male, and 43.7% are female.

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Assistant Digital Content Artists is 33 years. Assistant Digital Content Artists are 7 years younger than the average age for workers in all occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Assistant Digital Content Artists work an average of 40.4 hours a week. This is 0.7 hours less per week than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of workers employed in similar professions to Assistant Digital Content Artists hold a Bachelor degree. Another 26.4% hold an Advanced Diploma or Diploma as their highest qualification.

Assistant Digital Content Artist Duties & Tasks

  • Listen to client needs and develop solutions.
  • Take photos and shoot video for future use.
  • Draw up storyboards and sketch layouts.
  • Use software to create visual content as needed.
  • Manipulate artwork for different uses.
  • Draw and design new pictures, logos, or other graphics.
  • Do some coding to add interactivity to pieces.

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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