5 Steps to Becoming an Animator
Step Four: Know What Employers Want
Demand for multimedia artists and animators will increase as consumers continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and 3D animated movies. Additional job openings will arise from an increasing demand for website development and for computer graphics adaptation from the growing number of mobile technologies. Animators are also increasingly finding work in alternative areas such as scientific research or design services.
Multi-media artists and animators will experience competition. Job opportunities for animators that use less technology, like cartooners, are less in demand and could be hindered they continue to be outsourced overseas. You’d be best off finding an area of animation that you love and keeping in mind what’s in demand and what will pay the bills. Some animators find it productive to work in one field and freelance in another.