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Careers in Media and Computer Technology: Careers in Communications and Media

Information on Media Jobs from the Bureau of Labor

OCCUPATION JOB SUMMARY ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION 
 
2016 MEDIAN PAY
 
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Announcers

Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these or other important topics. Some act as masters of ceremonies (emcees) or disc jockeys (DJs) at weddings, parties, or clubs. See How to Become One $30,830 Communications and Media Arts

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.

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$42,550 Communications and Media Arts

Editors

Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

Bachelor's degree

$57,210

Communications and Media Arts

English  

Journalism

Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators

Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience. Bachelor's degree $59,040 Communications and Media Arts  

Digital Filmmaking 

Interpreters and Translators

Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language. Bachelor's degree $46,120  Spanish 

Photographers

Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event. High school diploma or equivalent $34,070 Communications and Media Arts  

  Visual Arts

Public Relations Specialists

Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals. Bachelor's degree $58,020 Business Administration,

Communications and Media Arts

English 

Journalism

Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts

Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio. Bachelor's degree $38,870 Communications and Media Arts 

Journalism

Technical Writers

Technical writers, also called technical communicators, prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information through an organization’s communications channels Bachelor's degree $69,850 Communications and Media Arts

English 

Journalism

Writers and Authors

Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, or other types of media. Bachelor's degree
$61,240
English 

Journalism