I'm creative, adventurous, original, devoted, artistic, enjoy physical work at a job and like to work hard; all of these jobs need some or all attributes that I just listed so I think any of these would work out well for me.
1. Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editor-
Salary: The low percentage starts around $21,710, and in the highest range the average earning is more than $79,440. Also there seems to be a drastic difference in the two main categories of filming; "The median annual wages were $40,910 in the motion picture and video industries and $36,250 in radio and television broadcasting." When someone is a freelancer there are all sorts of fluctuation depending on how much work can be found.
Job prospects: "Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors can expect keen competition for job openings because of the large number of people who wish to enter the broadcasting and motion picture industries, in which many of these workers are employed. The number of individuals interested in positions as video-graphers and movie camera operators usually is much greater than the number of openings."
This is somewhat intimidating to me; I honestly feel as if I'm risking it all on something that might not work out. All I know is that I love filming, I've been told by people that I'm gifted in it, there's a devotion to it that I can't hold back and I feel like even my body was built for this kind of work. I've gone after safer careers, but I can't stand them, even the safety bores me. I have to take a risk at the thing I love. If I fail I will just be a manager of a coffee shop someday and do all my artistic hobbies on the side and that doesn't sound too shabby.
salary:Median annual wages of salaried photographers were $29,440 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $20,620 and $43,530. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,920, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $62,430. Median annual wages in the photographic services industry, which employed the largest numbers of salaried photographers, were $26,160.
Salaried photographers—most of whom work full time—tend to earn more than those who are self-employed. Because most freelance and portrait photographers purchase their own equipment, they incur considerable expense acquiring and maintaining cameras and accessories. Unlike news and commercial photographers, few fine arts photographers are successful enough to support themselves solely through their art.
job prospects: Job prospects. Photographers can expect keen competition for job openings because the work is attractive to many people. The number of individuals interested in positions as commercial and news photographers is usually much greater than the number of openings. Salaried jobs in particular may be difficult to find as more companies contract with freelancers rather than hire their own photographers.
This is one of those jobs where you have to constantly be working on your social networking it seems. Everyone has a few friends that are photographers, so you have to be amazing what you do and have good deals for people. I would love the work of going on photoshoots and playing around with different concepts. Editing can be a hassle for me, it usually takes me a long time to do and I don't like to sit at the computer so long editing the same kind of thing over and over again.
3. Graphic Designer
salary:Median annual wages for graphic designers were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,600 and $56,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660. May 2008 median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of graphic designers were:
According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, median annual cash compensation for entry-level designers was $35,000 in 2008. Staff-level graphic designers earned a median of $45,000. Senior designers, who may supervise junior staff or have some decision-making authority that reflects their knowledge of graphic design, earned a median of $60,000. Solo designers who freelanced or worked under contract to another company reported median earnings of $57,000. Design directors, the creative heads of design firms or in-house corporate design departments, earned $95,000. Graphic designers with ownership or partnership interests in a firm or who were principals of the firm in some other capacity earned $95,000.
|Computer systems design and related services||$47,860|
|Specialized design services||45,870|
|Advertising, public relations and related services||43,540|
|Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers||36,910|
|Printing and related support activities||36,100|
job prospects: Graphic designers are expected to face keen competition for available positions. Many talented individuals are attracted to careers as graphic designers. Individuals with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.Graphic designers with a broad liberal arts education and experience in marketing and business management will be best suited for positions developing communication strategies.
Salary: Median annual wages of salaried fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, were $42,650. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,230 and $60,650. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,780, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,410.Median annual wages of salaried multimedia artists and animators were $56,330. The middle 50 percent earned between $41,710 and $77,010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,570, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $100,390. Median annual wages were $65,600 in motion picture and video industries, and $52,530 in advertising and related services.
Earnings for self-employed artists vary widely. Some charge only a nominal fee while they gain experience and build a reputation for their work. Others, such as well-established freelance fine artists and illustrators, can earn more than salaried artists. Many, however, find it difficult to rely solely on income earned from selling paintings or other works of art. Like other self-employed workers, freelance artists must provide their own benefits.