Survey Says: Arts Graduates Find Work and Happiness

“My current job relies on problem-solving, troubleshooting, attention to detail, persistence, focus, staying on task, accomplishing goals, being professional, understanding your audience – all skills developed at art school,” stated one of over 13,000 respondents in a survey, Forks in the Road: The Many Paths of Arts Alumni, conducted by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) in 2010.  The results, released this year, reveal positive findings on the success of art school graduates once they enter the work force.  Highlights of key facts include:

  • 92% of those who wish to work currently are, with most finding employment soon after graduating.
  • Two-thirds said their first job was a close match for the kind of work they wanted.
  • Of those working outside the arts, 54% said their arts training is relevant to the job in which they spend the majority of their time.
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