Photographer

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What are the basic skills required on the job?

You have to be able to take pictures in any environment.

What types of activities are done on the job?

Taking pictures in any setting/environment.

What are the working conditions and physical demands?

The working conditions depend on the type of photography and you have to have your own equipment.

What are the work hours and travel?

Working conditions depend on the type of photography. Commercial and portrait photographers generally work 40 hours per week in comfortable studios or at a client's office or residence. Some have to travel overnight.

What are the educational requirements of the job?

Practical experience is usually more important than education.

What is the national average annual wage for this job?

$35,640

What is the average annual wage for this job in Texas?

$57,931

What is the average hourly wage for this job in Texas?

$20.19

What is the future outlook for this job?

The outlook is stable.