Being a children's book illustrator is a highly competitive field so you
must be committed to the craft and have a strong mind for entrepreneurship to become successful.
Many artists become author/illustrators and work to have their own stories
published rather than providing original artwork for other authors.
The job outlook for pursuing the path of an author/illustrator is predicted to grow 6% from now until 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Here is the salary potential for Illustrators in the United States: