Skills You Need
Speaking clearly, seeing clearly up close, and identifying and understanding speech of another person. Other skills you need to have is reading comprehension, writing, mathematics, critical thinking, quick learner, and monitoring.
Activities on the Job
Writes news stories for publication or broadcast, reviews copy and corrects errors in content, researches and analyzes, interviews, info gathering, and investigate on different subjects and fields.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
You would have to sit down a lot, handle heavy loads, working outside and inside, sitting down most of the time, and loud noise levels. For physical demands you would have to be moderate at speaking clearly, seeing clearly up close, and identifying and understanding speech of another person.
Work Hours and Travel
The work hours are irregular and you would have to travel overnight. Working on weekends or supposedly days off as well can happen.
Need to at least have a bachelor’s degree. Also experience from internship required.
National Average Annual Wage
The average national wage is about $43,640 a year.
Average Annual Wage in Texas
The average wage for being a reporter in Texas would be $34,090 annually.
Average Hourly Wage in Texas
The average hourly wage for the job in Texas is $16.39
The future outlook for the job is currently stable. The job growth is stated to be increasing by 3% state-wide.