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Set and Exhibit Designers
(SOC Code : 27-1027)
in California

Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$28.32$18.01$28.46$35.70

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20203,7004,30060016.2180

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,60419.2%
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites 4,2959.5%
Performing Arts Companies 3,8089.2%
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers 5,2205.0%
Specialized Design Services 11,6684.9%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Design and Visual Communications, General
Illustration
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Examine objects to be included in exhibits in order to plan where and how to display them.
Acquire, or arrange for acquisition of, specimens or graphics required to complete exhibits.
Prepare rough drafts and scale working drawings of sets, including floor plans, scenery, and properties to be constructed.
Estimate set- or exhibit-related costs including materials, construction, and rental of props or locations.
Confer with clients and staff in order to gather information about exhibit space, proposed themes and content, timelines, budgets, materials, and/or promotion requirements.
Develop set designs based on evaluation of scripts, budgets, research information, and available locations.
Direct and coordinate construction, erection, or decoration activities in order to ensure that sets or exhibits meet design, budget, and schedule requirements.
Inspect installed exhibits for conformance to specifications, and satisfactory operation of special effects components.
Plan for location-specific issues such as space limitations, traffic flow patterns, and safety concerns.
Submit plans for approval, and adapt plans to serve intended purposes, or to conform to budget or fabrication restrictions.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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