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1. Photographer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Atlanta, GA;  Miami, FL;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

2. Production Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Burbank, CA;  
Job Description:
A Production Assistant supports all aspects of film or TV production. They are responsible for ensuring the production quality of all promotionals, commercials, and public service announcements.

3. Video Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  Miami, FL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.

4. Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  San Francisco, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Seattle, WA;  Austin, TX;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

5. Graphic Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  San Diego, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
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6. Marketing Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  San Francisco, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

7. Production Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Burbank, CA;  Miami, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  Portland, OR;  
Job Description:
Production Coordinators help Production Managers by handling business, finance, and employment problems in film and television productions. Their primary duty is to distribute work orders to departments.

8. Associate Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  San Francisco, CA;  Burbank, CA;  Austin, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

9. Photo Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Washington, DC;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Gainesville, FL;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

10. Marketing Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Miami, FL;  Dallas, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

11. Videographer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Orlando, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.

12. Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

13. Production Associate

Top Locations:
Greer, SC;  Fremont, CA;  Spartanburg, SC;  New York, NY;  Greenville, SC;  Battle Creek, MI;  Indianapolis, IN;  Marysville, OH;  Sumter, SC;  Chicago, IL;  

14. Office Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Miami, FL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

15. Video Production Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.

16. Freelance Videographer/Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.

17. Media Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  San Diego, CA;  Miami, FL;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

18. Production Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Burbank, CA;  Stamford, CT;  Houston, TX;  

19. Photographer, Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

20. Editor & Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Miami, FL;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

21. Marketing Specialist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

22. Digital Content Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Huntsville, AL;  Jersey City, NJ;  Vista, CA;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

23. Creative Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  Miami, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Culver City, CA;  Jacksonville, FL;  La Crosse, WI;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

24. Content Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Seattle, WA;  Santa Monica, CA;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

25. Project Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Charlotte, NC;  Washington, DC;  Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
A Project Coordinator runs, administers, and organizes all project activities in an organization. They also provide work direction to staff.

26. Writer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Seattle, WA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, and other online publications.

27. Artist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Burbank, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, and other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.

28. Camera Operator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Orlando, FL;  Boston, MA;  Houston, TX;  Miami, FL;  Philadelphia, PA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.

29. Business Analyst

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Charlotte, NC;  Dallas, TX;  Minneapolis, MN;  San Francisco, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology.

30. Assistant Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Santa Monica, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  Burbank, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

31. Social Media Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

32. Production Supervisor

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Indianapolis, IN;  Memphis, TN;  Louisville, KY;  Fort Worth, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Grand Rapids, MI;  Detroit, MI;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
A Production Supervisor manufactures products through organizing and monitoring the work flow. They also develop and implement policies and procedures, and recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, and operating procedures.

33. News Photographer

Top Locations:
Lansing, MI;  Wichita Falls, TX;  Amarillo, TX;  Bakersfield, CA;  Boston, MA;  Erie, PA;  Fort Wayne, IN;  Fresno, CA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Lyndonville, VT;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

34. Digital Marketing Specialist

Top Locations:
Ann Arbor, MI;  New York, NY;  Cedar Rapids, IA;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Austin, TX;  Farmington Hills, MI;  Phoenix, AZ;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

35. Content Creator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Denver, CO;  Austin, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

36. Video Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  Seattle, WA;  Atlanta, GA;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

37. Art Teacher

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Baltimore, MD;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Los Angeles, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Austin, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.

38. Public Relations Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Miami, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

39. Marketing Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Miami, FL;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

40. Photography Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  San Francisco, CA;  Columbus, OH;  Minneapolis, MN;  Saint Louis, MO;  Pittsburgh, PA;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

41. Senior Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Santa Monica, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Burbank, CA;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

42. Ophthalmic Photographer

Top Locations:
Washington, DC;  Baton Rouge, LA;  Cincinnati, OH;  Colorado Springs, CO;  Denver, CO;  Detroit, MI;  Garden City, NY;  Houston, TX;  Lima, OH;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

43. Content Editor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Seattle, WA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Bellevue, WA;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

44. Media Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Bellevue, WA;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Orlando, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

45. Line Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Miami, FL;  Orlando, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  Tucson, AZ;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Burbank, CA;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

46. Video Production Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.

47. Technical Support Specialist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Oklahoma City, OK;  San Antonio, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  Nashville, TN;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

48. Audio Visual Technician

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Boston, MA;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Orlando, FL;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.

49. Executive Producer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

50. Writer/Producer

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Miami, FL;  Austin, TX;  Burbank, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Denver, CO;  
Job Description:
Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, and other online publications.

Photography Major Jobs

Average Salary For a Photography Major

Depending on the industry that photography majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that photography majors who work in the finance industry have an average salary of $160,185, while those who work in the retail industry have an average salary of $31,022. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the finance industry.

Average Salary
$48,429
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Best Paying Industries
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$160,185
$160k
Health Care
Health Care
$148,219
$148k
Professional
Professional
$120,676
$121k
Technology
Technology
$117,208
$117k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$94,786
$95k

Entry Level Jobs For Photography Majors

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Updated July 15, 2020