Career Goal: Be a Photographer

Samantha Kuethe

Career Overview

Photographers take pictures of people, landscapes, pets, and other subjects for a variety of purposes.

Career Skills & Intrests

The skills needed to be successful in this career include listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions, speaking and talking to others, being aware of others and understanding peoples reactions, and managing your time and your clients time.

Career Working Conditions

The working conditions in this career include using e-mail, having high levels of competition, meeting strict deadlines, dealing with external costumers, and working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

Career Wages & Outlook

Photographers get paid $17. 35 an hour, and this career pays below the statewide median wage. The outlook is below the state wide average.

Career Related Occupations

Jobs related to this career include photo editors, photojournalist, and a studio photographer.

Program of Study

You can get a job in a photography career right after high school because the typical entry-level education for this career is a high school diploma. 40% of photographers nation wide have a bachelors degree in photography.

Program Admission

Helpful high school courses for a photography career that need to be competed before you can be accepted into a post-secondary program include computer graphics, literature, public speaking, theater and composition.

Program Coursework

All you need for training is long-term on-the-job training to be competent.

Related Programs

Post-secondary majors include design and applied arts and film/video and photographic arts. Post-Secondary programs include commercial photography and photography. post-secondary Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience or skills in an occupation or profession.