Numbers of Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations in National

Occupation group

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

Year Number
2001 1,508,790
2002 1,503,680
2003 1,538,150
2004 1,595,710
2005 1,683,310
2006 1,727,380
2007 1,761,270
2008 1,804,940
2009 1,745,670
2010 1,716,640
2011 1,725,670
2012 1,750,130
2013 1,758,310
2014 1,793,700
2015 1,843,600
2016 1,902,970
2017 1,925,140
2018 1,951,170

Individual occupations

Art and Design Workers

Year Number
2012 499,620
2013 507,370
2014 531,920
2015 559,820
2016 582,550
2017 597,970
2018 610,180

Artists and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 84,990
2013 87,240
2014 86,710
2015 90,150
2016 89,620
2017 90,940
2018 90,990

Art Directors

Year Number
2001 20,880
2002 23,200
2003 24,000
2004 26,870
2005 29,350
2006 31,030
2007 32,290
2008 33,670
2009 31,660
2010 29,700
2011 30,680
2012 31,570
2013 32,250
2014 33,140
2015 34,690
2016 36,210
2017 38,110
2018 40,210

Craft Artists

Year Number
2004 3,890
2005 4,300
2006 4,870
2007 5,390
2008 5,440
2009 5,380
2010 4,790
2011 4,810
2012 4,810
2013 4,750
2014 4,760
2015 5,270
2016 5,070
2017 4,730
2018 3,980

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Year Number
2001 9,710
2002 10,280
2003 9,690
2004 9,570
2005 10,390
2006 11,260
2007 10,500
2008 9,380
2009 8,900
2010 10,320
2011 11,830
2012 12,480
2013 11,980
2014 12,100
2015 12,240
2016 11,520
2017 11,230
2018 11,620

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Year Number
2001 30,530
2002 34,150
2003 32,910
2004 30,210
2005 23,790
2006 26,260
2007 29,440
2008 31,500
2009 28,800
2010 26,560
2011 28,400
2012 29,270
2013 30,790
2014 29,000
2015 30,240
2016 29,810
2017 29,860
2018 28,560

Artists and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 5,370
2005 5,290
2006 7,870
2007 7,910
2008 8,470
2009 8,100
2010 7,560
2011 7,250
2012 6,850
2013 7,470
2014 7,700
2015 7,700
2016 7,010
2017 7,010
2018 6,620

Designers

Year Number
2012 414,630
2013 420,130
2014 445,200
2015 469,670
2016 492,930
2017 507,030
2018 519,180

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Year Number
2001 33,600
2002 35,270
2003 33,390
2004 33,050
2005 31,650
2006 33,540
2007 34,800
2008 32,940
2009 29,170
2010 28,670
2011 28,710
2012 29,030
2013 28,540
2014 29,410
2015 31,330
2016 31,860
2017 31,250
2018 33,200

Fashion Designers

Year Number
2001 8,890
2002 10,310
2003 11,270
2004 12,100
2005 12,980
2006 15,670
2007 16,460
2008 16,920
2009 15,780
2010 15,060
2011 16,010
2012 16,560
2013 17,370
2014 17,840
2015 19,040
2016 19,230
2017 18,940
2018 19,750

Floral Designers

Year Number
2001 69,660
2002 66,480
2003 69,730
2004 67,710
2005 63,920
2006 61,320
2007 59,530
2008 57,500
2009 51,470
2010 47,850
2011 47,180
2012 47,110
2013 46,490
2014 45,050
2015 44,350
2016 43,990
2017 43,470
2018 43,360

Graphic Designers

Year Number
2001 136,470
2002 141,830
2003 151,950
2004 159,720
2005 178,530
2006 190,880
2007 201,080
2008 209,290
2009 200,870
2010 192,240
2011 191,550
2012 191,440
2013 194,360
2014 197,540
2015 204,850
2016 210,710
2017 217,170
2018 217,810

Interior Designers

Year Number
2001 39,340
2002 40,670
2003 46,240
2004 46,360
2005 50,020
2006 52,440
2007 52,620
2008 53,290
2009 46,010
2010 40,120
2011 40,950
2012 40,750
2013 43,710
2014 45,010
2015 51,050
2016 53,160
2017 56,070
2018 57,070

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Year Number
2001 49,520
2002 53,350
2003 59,150
2004 62,220
2005 64,320
2006 62,580
2007 68,660
2008 63,320
2009 61,280
2010 64,330
2011 67,290
2012 73,490
2013 72,590
2014 93,000
2015 100,540
2016 114,690
2017 120,870
2018 128,960

Set and Exhibit Designers

Year Number
2001 7,840
2002 8,280
2003 8,060
2004 8,750
2005 8,380
2006 8,320
2007 8,620
2008 7,940
2009 7,940
2010 8,120
2011 8,510
2012 8,680
2013 9,750
2014 10,460
2015 11,930
2016 12,060
2017 11,490
2018 10,590

Designers, All Other

Year Number
2004 12,650
2005 12,410
2006 11,390
2007 11,890
2008 11,160
2009 10,510
2010 8,560
2011 8,070
2012 7,560
2013 7,330
2014 6,890
2015 6,590
2016 7,230
2017 7,770
2018 8,450

Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 489,840
2013 488,570
2014 491,110
2015 498,020
2016 509,840
2017 508,410
2018 515,310

Actors, Producers, and Directors

Year Number
2012 157,550
2013 155,740
2014 156,510
2015 155,210
2016 163,130
2017 161,000
2018 166,060

Actors

Year Number
2001 94,470
2002 52,560
2003 51,840
2004 59,000
2005 59,590
2006 51,880
2007 44,860
2008 44,360
2009 39,880
2010 54,740
2011 60,830
2012 70,540
2013 63,230
2014 59,210
2015 50,570
2016 48,620
2017 43,470
2018 47,430

Producers and Directors

Year Number
2001 52,130
2002 50,780
2003 54,370
2004 55,260
2005 59,070
2006 63,840
2007 72,390
2008 78,060
2009 79,780
2010 83,520
2011 82,880
2012 87,010
2013 92,510
2014 97,300
2015 104,650
2016 114,510
2017 117,520
2018 118,630

Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 229,830
2013 236,100
2014 240,780
2015 254,440
2016 259,850
2017 265,160
2018 266,860

Athletes and Sports Competitors

Year Number
2001 10,520
2002 10,400
2003 11,840
2004 12,250
2005 12,230
2006 12,500
2007 12,670
2008 13,960
2009 13,620
2010 12,660
2011 12,630
2012 12,450
2013 13,880
2014 11,520
2015 11,710
2016 10,260
2017 11,150
2018 10,800

Coaches and Scouts

Year Number
2001 68,670
2002 87,720
2003 105,070
2004 122,930
2005 145,440
2006 154,350
2007 165,410
2008 175,720
2009 179,830
2010 184,280
2011 193,810
2012 201,800
2013 206,080
2014 211,760
2015 224,110
2016 230,930
2017 235,400
2018 236,970

Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Year Number
2001 8,750
2002 9,190
2003 8,790
2004 11,440
2005 12,800
2006 13,790
2007 13,630
2008 12,970
2009 14,860
2010 15,250
2011 15,630
2012 15,570
2013 16,140
2014 17,510
2015 18,620
2016 18,660
2017 18,610
2018 19,090

Dancers and Choreographers

Year Number
2012 18,790
2013 17,840
2014 17,270
2015 15,160
2016 15,220
2017 15,240
2018 14,810

Dancers

Year Number
2001 17,010
2002 16,580
2003 15,390
2004 14,880
2005 16,240
2006 16,010
2007 12,530
2008 11,370
2009 10,700
2010 11,200
2011 11,240
2012 11,390
2013 11,540
2014 11,240
2015 10,030
2016 10,060
2017 9,930
2018 9,720

Choreographers

Year Number
2001 12,660
2002 15,320
2003 14,810
2004 15,360
2005 16,150
2006 16,340
2007 15,250
2008 13,860
2009 14,700
2010 12,390
2011 10,870
2012 7,400
2013 6,300
2014 6,030
2015 5,130
2016 5,160
2017 5,310
2018 5,090

Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 67,050
2013 62,450
2014 60,770
2015 58,630
2016 58,490
2017 55,570
2018 53,840

Music Directors and Composers

Year Number
2001 7,020
2002 8,980
2003 9,000
2004 8,870
2005 8,610
2006 9,470
2007 9,110
2008 9,120
2009 14,330
2010 20,640
2011 25,290
2012 24,940
2013 23,190
2014 21,880
2015 21,540
2016 18,380
2017 15,400
2018 12,160

Musicians and Singers

Year Number
2001 55,100
2002 53,940
2003 50,600
2004 52,000
2005 50,410
2006 46,600
2007 47,520
2008 47,030
2009 47,260
2010 43,350
2011 42,530
2012 42,100
2013 39,260
2014 38,900
2015 37,090
2016 40,110
2017 40,170
2018 41,680

Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 54,800
2005 68,540
2006 59,450
2007 32,040
2008 36,190
2009 23,500
2010 23,510
2011 17,920
2012 16,630
2013 16,440
2014 15,780
2015 14,570
2016 13,150
2017 11,440
2018 13,740

Media and Communication Workers

Year Number
2012 551,020
2013 553,780
2014 556,340
2015 564,800
2016 575,630
2017 581,520
2018 586,190

Announcers

Year Number
2001 50,420
2002 49,790
2003 49,370
2012 39,460
2013 38,010
2014 37,680
2015 38,380
2016 37,230
2017 36,500
2018 35,260

Radio and Television Announcers

Year Number
2004 41,430
2005 41,090
2006 40,020
2007 39,500
2008 37,290
2009 35,130
2010 32,520
2011 31,680
2012 31,340
2013 30,530
2014 30,220
2015 30,390
2016 29,210
2017 28,580
2018 27,780

Public Address System and Other Announcers

Year Number
2004 8,180
2005 8,150
2006 8,300
2007 8,490
2008 8,280
2009 7,280
2010 7,580
2011 7,770
2012 8,120
2013 7,480
2014 7,450
2015 8,000
2016 8,020
2017 7,920
2018 7,480

News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents

Year Number
2001 64,130
2002 61,100
2003 60,230
2012 50,740
2013 48,460
2014 46,590
2015 45,790
2016 45,160
2017 44,480
2018 43,030

Broadcast News Analysts

Year Number
2004 6,930
2005 6,680
2006 6,770
2007 6,550
2008 6,310
2009 5,820
2010 5,670
2011 5,200
2012 5,170
2013 4,820
2014 4,310
2015 4,730
2016 5,070
2017 5,700
2018 5,890

Reporters and Correspondents

Year Number
2004 52,550
2005 52,920
2006 53,060
2007 51,620
2008 50,690
2009 46,130
2010 45,130
2011 45,270
2012 45,570
2013 43,630
2014 42,280
2015 41,050
2016 40,090
2017 38,790
2018 37,140

Public Relations Specialists

Year Number
2001 132,390
2002 136,360
2003 147,970
2004 166,210
2005 191,430
2006 209,560
2007 225,880
2008 240,610
2009 242,670
2010 225,590
2011 212,510
2012 201,280
2013 202,530
2014 208,030
2015 218,910
2016 226,940
2017 233,730
2018 239,030

Writers and Editors

Year Number
2012 187,190
2013 189,680
2014 189,060
2015 189,840
2016 191,640
2017 192,160
2018 191,320

Editors

Year Number
2001 105,130
2002 106,520
2003 108,990
2004 100,790
2005 96,270
2006 100,170
2007 105,920
2008 110,010
2009 105,040
2010 99,160
2011 98,990
2012 99,040
2013 98,790
2014 97,350
2015 96,690
2016 97,170
2017 96,890
2018 95,750

Technical Writers

Year Number
2001 45,900
2002 44,780
2003 44,690
2004 45,100
2005 46,250
2006 45,330
2007 46,740
2008 47,460
2009 46,270
2010 43,990
2011 45,120
2012 46,160
2013 47,300
2014 48,210
2015 49,770
2016 49,780
2017 49,960
2018 50,350

Writers and Authors

Year Number
2001 40,980
2002 41,990
2003 43,740
2004 42,780
2005 43,020
2006 43,260
2007 44,310
2008 44,170
2009 43,390
2010 40,980
2011 40,930
2012 41,990
2013 43,590
2014 43,500
2015 43,380
2016 44,690
2017 45,300
2018 45,210

Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers

Year Number
2012 72,350
2013 75,110
2014 74,990
2015 71,890
2016 74,660
2017 74,650
2018 77,560

Interpreters and Translators

Year Number
2001 18,900
2002 18,600
2003 21,910
2004 25,410
2005 29,240
2006 30,910
2007 33,680
2008 36,610
2009 40,000
2010 44,200
2011 47,950
2012 50,320
2013 49,060
2014 49,460
2015 49,650
2016 51,350
2017 53,150
2018 57,140

Media and Communication Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 27,380
2005 25,660
2006 22,970
2007 24,420
2008 24,470
2009 25,460
2010 23,740
2011 23,610
2012 22,030
2013 26,040
2014 25,530
2015 22,240
2016 23,310
2017 21,510
2018 20,420

Media and Communication Equipment Workers

Year Number
2012 209,640
2013 208,580
2014 214,330
2015 220,950
2016 234,960
2017 237,240
2018 239,490

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators

Year Number
2012 101,510
2013 98,880
2014 101,660
2015 105,500
2016 116,080
2017 117,270
2018 121,890

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Year Number
2001 32,960
2002 35,770
2003 37,370
2004 40,050
2005 40,390
2006 40,360
2007 40,360
2008 45,200
2009 46,070
2010 47,510
2011 49,180
2012 54,310
2013 56,440
2014 60,200
2015 62,460
2016 69,670
2017 72,740
2018 75,940

Broadcast Technicians

Year Number
2001 31,100
2002 31,520
2003 32,750
2004 29,940
2005 30,730
2006 32,070
2007 34,250
2008 33,550
2009 31,220
2010 30,520
2011 30,360
2012 31,640
2013 27,800
2014 26,600
2015 28,270
2016 30,330
2017 30,390
2018 31,580

Radio Operators

Year Number
2001 3,260
2002 2,510
2003 2,060
2004 1,670
2005 1,190
2006 1,220
2007 1,110
2008 820
2009 870
2010 920
2011 1,220
2012 1,280
2013 1,160
2014 1,100
2015 940
2016 870
2017 770
2018 870

Sound Engineering Technicians

Year Number
2001 9,350
2002 11,110
2003 11,840
2004 11,650
2005 12,680
2006 14,080
2007 15,490
2008 16,600
2009 15,560
2010 15,650
2011 14,930
2012 14,280
2013 13,480
2014 13,750
2015 13,840
2016 15,210
2017 13,370
2018 13,510

Photographers

Year Number
2001 61,250
2002 63,140
2003 57,740
2004 54,400
2005 58,260
2006 60,300
2007 62,370
2008 61,670
2009 57,760
2010 54,550
2011 54,410
2012 56,140
2013 54,830
2014 52,250
2015 50,070
2016 48,660
2017 49,320
2018 49,560

Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors

Year Number
2012 37,910
2013 38,780
2014 42,770
2015 47,710
2016 51,590
2017 51,630
2018 49,240

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Year Number
2001 22,040
2002 21,370
2003 21,430
2004 21,600
2005 22,530
2006 22,230
2007 19,990
2008 19,270
2009 17,540
2010 16,760
2011 16,270
2012 16,410
2013 16,860
2014 18,310
2015 20,060
2016 21,710
2017 20,860
2018 21,080

Film and Video Editors

Year Number
2001 13,750
2002 15,180
2003 15,100
2004 15,800
2005 15,200
2006 17,380
2007 17,410
2008 18,720
2009 17,550
2010 19,930
2011 20,730
2012 21,500
2013 21,920
2014 24,460
2015 27,660
2016 29,880
2017 30,770
2018 28,160

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 18,570
2005 17,200
2006 17,740
2007 18,580
2008 19,770
2009 17,610
2010 16,820
2011 14,690
2012 14,090
2013 16,090
2014 17,650
2015 17,670
2016 18,620
2017 19,030
2018 18,790