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Employment of media and communication occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 27,600 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. 

The median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $57,530 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

Media and communication equipment workers had a median annual wage of $46,270 in May 2018, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.

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Radio and television announcers

Announcers

Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests.

See How to Become One $31,990
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for media programs.

See How to Become One $43,660
Editors

Editors

Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

Bachelor's degree $59,480
Film and video editors and camera operators

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 $58,990
Interpreters and translators

Interpreters and Translators

Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language.

Bachelor's degree $49,930
Photographers

Photographers

Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images.

High school diploma or equivalent $34,000
public relations specialists image

Public Relations Specialists

Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.

Bachelor's degree $60,000
Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts

Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts

Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events.

Bachelor's degree $43,490
Technical writers

Technical Writers

Technical writers prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.

Bachelor's degree $71,850
Writers and authors

Writers and Authors

Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media.

Bachelor's degree $62,170

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019