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Photographers operate still cameras to take photographs.
Specialisations: Fashion Photographer, Landscape Photographer, News Photographer, Photographic Artist, Portrait Photographer, Sports Photographer, Technical Photographer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a medium sized occupation employing 13,000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed. High levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest are also important.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using your own ideas to developing, designing, or creating something new.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.