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Advancement Prospects

After an illustrator gains experience, he or she will be given more challenging and unusual work. Those with strong computer skills will have the best chances for advancement. Illustrators can advance by developing skills in a specialized area, or even starting their own business. Illustrators can also go into teaching, in colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Others become art directors, who work with artists, designers, photographers, and text editors to develop visual images and generate copy.

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