By Lacey Jones

What are the basic skills required on the job?

-capability to hold a camera still and press a button

-artistic eye

What types of activities are done on the job?

-going to cool places to get scenery pictures

-get to meet the cast and take pictures of them

-get to have our pictures published

What are the working conditions and physical demands?

-it varies, some have to go through hardcore stuff to get a needed picture while others can just take pictures In their own studio

What are the work hours and travel?

-travel depends on the type of photographer you are; whether you have only in-studio shoots, or are willing to travel the world for a certain photo shoot, or if you are just the type to go to other small places and small events

-hours differ based on the events and the people

What are the educational requirements of the job?

-how the camera works

-who the person is that you’re going to be working with

-must have a degree in common sense


What is the national average annual wage for this job?

- $17,770

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

- $32,570

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

- $13.70

What is the future outlook on this job?

The employment growth rate will likely be average because technological advances will simplify the process of taking and developing photographs, which limits the demand for photographers. The retirement rate will likely be below average, and the number of retiring workers should not contribute significantly to job openings. The number of job seekers will likely exceed the number of job openings.

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