Photographers photograph people and other subjects. They may specialize in a particular area such as portrait, forensic, digitized, multimedia or scientific photography. They may use computers or other specialized equipment to manipulate or modify images for multimedia/new media products.
Film and video camera operators record news and live events, and film videos and television broadcasts.
Graphic arts technicians produce and assemble artwork, photographs, and lettering as well as prepare designs for camera-ready printing.
Broadcast technicians install, operate, and repair electronic equipment used to record/transmit live or taped radio or television programs and used to provide audio/video streaming for the Internet.
Audio and video recording technicians record, mix, and edit sound, music, and videotape for films, television, radio, videos, recordings, and live events.
1. Information and cultural industries - 47.0%
2. Other professional scientific and technical services - 18.0%
3. Arts entertainment and recreation - 12.0%
4. Printing and related support activities - 3.0%
5. Specialized design services - 3.0%
6. Other services (except public administration) - 3.0%
7. Advertising and related services - 3.0%
1. In general, you usually need a high school diploma. You may also need a college diploma, university degree or specialized/technical training and experience in your area of work.
2. You may substitute on-the-job training for formal educational requirements and may need to demonstrate your creative ability through a portfolio of work/experience.
3. To be a projectionist, you need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
2. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Photographers, Graphics Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting an is $18.31/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and are close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.
8% of Photographers, Graphics Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting an are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.