Media and Communication Occupations
The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about media and communication occupations:
Employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and will result in about 46,200 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 (such as announcers, interpreters and translators, and technical writers) was $59,230 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.
Media and communication equipment workers (such as broadcast and sound engineering technicians, film and video editors, and photographers) had a median annual wage of $48,270 in May 2019, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
Media and Communication Jobs
Below you find a list of media and communication positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2019 Median Pay|
|Announcers||Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests.||See How to Become One||$39,790|
|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||$45,510|
|Editors||Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.||Bachelor's degree||$61,370|
|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||$59,810|
|Interpreters and Translators||Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language.||Bachelor's degree||$51,830|
|Photographers||Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images.||High school diploma or equivalent||$36,280|
|Public Relations Specialists||Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.||Bachelor's degree||$61,150|
|Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts||Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events.||Bachelor's degree||$46,270|
|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||$72,850|
|Writers and Authors||Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media.||Bachelor's degree||$63,200|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic