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Costume Designer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Costume Designers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future.

Demand for Costume Designers

Job demand for costume designers is concentrated in the entertainment industry. The most coveted and lucrative positions are with movie, stage, and television productions. For the majority of aspiring designers, the path to these positions begins with a formal education in the field, followed by internships or apprenticeships with small performing arts companies. Applicants who complement expertise in design and fabrics with research skills and a broad knowledge of the arts, fashion, and general world history will stand out to prospective employers and be most in demand.

Supply of Costume Designers

The Costume Designer industry is concentrated in California, New York, and Florida.

Costume Designer Job Market by State

State name Employed Costume Designers
California 1,640
New York 1,170
Florida 500
Texas 340
Nevada 320
Pennsylvania 140
Missouri 110
Wisconsin 100
Oklahoma 100
Illinois 90
Ohio 90
Tennessee 80
District of Columbia 80
Washington 80
Arizona 70
Indiana 70
New Jersey 70
Michigan 70
Virginia 50
Massachusetts 50
Maryland 40
North Carolina 40
Utah 30
Hawaii 30

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