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.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2019 Median Pay
AnnouncersAnnouncers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests.See How to Become One$39,790
Broadcast and Sound Engineering TechniciansBroadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for media programs.See How to Become One$45,510
EditorsEditors plan, review, and revise content for publication.Bachelor's degree$61,370
Film and Video Editors and Camera OperatorsFilm and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.Bachelor's degree$59,810
Interpreters and TranslatorsInterpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language.Bachelor's degree$51,830
PhotographersPhotographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images.High school diploma or equivalent$36,280
Public Relations SpecialistsPublic relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.Bachelor's degree$61,150
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News AnalystsReporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events.Bachelor's degree$46,270
Technical WritersTechnical 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 AuthorsWriters 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!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic