Careers in Film

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Celebrity Agents

represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Salary: $90930
Degree: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Producers

plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.
Salary: $89840
Degree: Bachelor's degree


Program Directors

direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.
Salary: $89840
Degree: Bachelor's degree


Technical Directors and Managers

coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
Salary: $89840
Degree: Bachelor's degree



Talent Directors

audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.
Salary: $89840
Degree: Bachelor's degree


Film and Video Editors

edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
Salary: $86830
Degree: Bachelor's degree


Art, Drama and Music Professors

teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $82560
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Multimedia Artists and Animators

create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Salary: $78230
Degree: Bachelor's degree



Theatrical Makeup Artists

apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Salary: $72030
Degree: Post-secondary certificate
High job satisfaction


Sound Engineering Technicians

operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
Salary: $63500
Degree: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Screenwriters

Screenwriters write screenplays which includes movie scripts, short films, television episodes, and indie flicks in addition to your big summer blockbuster. As a screenwriter, it's your job to write engaging stories with interesting characters that your audience can relate to.
Salary: $63000
Degree:


Camera Operators

operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
Salary: $61750
Degree: Associate's degree



Set and Exhibit Designers

design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Salary: $61020
Degree: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction


Fine Artists and Painters

create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Salary: $58370
Degree: Associate's degree


Cinematographers

Cinematographers are primarily in charge of the camera and lighting crews on sets. They define the overall look of each shot and instruct others to ensure that the project has a consistent tone.
Salary: $57000
Degree: No degree required


Concept Artist

A Concept Artist visualizes ideas presented by writers, producers, or directors. They create original artwork that others can use as a reference when developing 3D models for a video game or setting a scene for a film project.
Salary: $56400
Degree: Bachelor's degree



Graphic Designers

design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Salary: $54680
Degree: Bachelor's degree


Choreographers

create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
Salary: $53560
Degree: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
Salary: $48940
Degree: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


Broadcast Technicians

set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.
Salary: $46770
Degree: Associate's degree



Costume Attendants

select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.
Salary: $46010
Degree: No degree required


Photographers

photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.
Salary: $42770
Degree: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Photographic Technicians

repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
Salary: $42540
Degree: No degree required


Craft Artists

create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Salary: $40490
Degree: Bachelor's degree



Actors

play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Salary: $
Degree: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Dancers

perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.
Salary: $
Degree: No degree required




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