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Special and Visual Effects Technicians


The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment of multimedia artists and animators (which includes visual effects technicians) will grow by about 4 percent, about as fast as the average for all other occupations, through 2028. The motion picture industry is expected to have modest growth, the television industry is projected to have slow growth, while streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, as well as the software industry will have steady growth in the coming years. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many industries, including the special effects industry, due to business closures and production delays. When productions resume, special and visual effects technicians will be in high demand. Overall, competition for jobs is very strong since many people view this field as an exciting potential career path.

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