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Costume Designers


The U.S. Department of Labor categorizes the occupation of costume designer under the larger career field of fashion design. It predicts that employment of fashion designers who work in arts, entertainment, and recreation will grow by 2.3 percent from 2018 to 2028, or more slowly than the average for all careers. Job opportunities for those who work in the motion picture and video industries are expected to grow by 7.5 percent during this same time span, or faster than the average for all careers. As more cable television networks and streaming services such as Netflix create original programming, demand for costume design in these areas is likely to increase.

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