What is your niche in the multimedia field?

 

        As I’ve stated before, multimedia is a big field. One thing that I love about this field is that there’s so many “sub” fields inside of it, you can never get bored of what you do. A degree in this field could lead to a career within the fine arts, marketing or entertainment industries.  The top ten careers that a multimedia designer can fulfill are these here:

  1. Creative Director
  2. Game designer
  3. Audio recording engineer
  4. Photographer
  5. Graphic designer
  6. Web development
  7. App Developer
  8. Director/Producer
  9. Video editor
  10. Multimedia Journalist

        Maybe one of these career fields sparks an interest in you but you don’t really know what they do and if the money is right for you. It’s important to look into a field as much as possible, like the duties and etc, to make sure you don’t get caught up in a job you hate.

Creative Director: The main goal of a creative director is to determine the vision and style of the brand, while also managing other creative employees in the company. In order to succeed in this job you’ll need both a strong creative vision and the ability to lead and inspire others. According to The Creative Group Salary Guide, the average creative director starting salary ranges from $99,500 to $143,500 for professionals with five to eight years of experience. For those with more than eight years of experience, the average creative director salary rises to $116,250 to $186,750. A creative director salary at advertising and marketing agencies is $114,000 to $186,250. As you can see a position as a creative director takes time to get, with much experience. Surprisingly, there are a good number of job opportunities for creative director. The question is, are you qualified? 

Game Designer: Game designers work with a team developing and designing video games.Video Game Designers earn a median salary of $85,240 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,320 and go up to $129,700. Now when it comes to this field, the job market is indeed narrow. Game design is a competitive business with thousands of aspiring game developers. If you do a google search of real job postings you can get a nice inside look of what companies actually want. With game design, companies want someone with a bachelors degree or some experience.

Audio recording engineer: Editing, creating, and recording sound is the main objective of an audio engineer. Audio engineering technicians don’t just work in recording studios. They are responsible for the sounds we hear on the radio, in TV and movies, over the Internet and at live performances. As of 2015, the median annual salary for an audio engineer was $53,330. This field in itself has a lot of opportunities due to the fact that everything needs sound! 

Photographer: Capturing life’s moments is what a photographer does. Honestly this field is where my heart is at because i’m still amazed at the fact that we can freeze a moment in time to last forever. Being a photographer you can either freelance your whole life or work for a company. The options are endless. As of 2015, the median annual salary for a photographer is $31,710. If you take a look online there’s always someone looking for a wedding photographer, event photographer and etc. The experience level in this field is mediocre since your portfolio is what sells you.

Graphic Designer: A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography, or motion graphics to create a piece of design. A degree or certificate from an accredited trade school is usually considered essential for a graphic design position. You can expect to make around $51,360 as a graphic designer. This is another field that has a wide variety of job opportunities for you. With many businesses in the world you should be able to find a job for you.

Web Development: Simply put, a web developer makes websites. A web developer can make yearly on average $64,970. Just like graphic designers, nearly every company needs a web developer to stay on top of their website, making it not only pretty but easy to function. Now it does get tricky because of the different type of development such as front end and back end web development. Front end development deals with what the user sees and interacts with whereas a back end developer does the coding an behind the scenes work.Like photography, a portfolio of your work is what you’ll really want to perfect to get yourself the job you want.

App developer: As an app developer you can start off making $67,713. This is an emerging field. Everyone (99.9%) has a smart phone with a gazillion apps that they use on the daily. From making mobile games to just making the next to do list app, there’s endless opportunities here. The skills in this field rely heavy on knowledge of coding and UX/UI concepts. This field requires a tech savvy person as well as a visual innovating personality.

Director/Producer: Normally, a bachelor’s degree with several years of work experience in the motion picture, theater production, or television is expected of a Producer and Director. Some begin careers as assistants. This is a hard field to break into and something you have to work for. The median annual pay is around $68,440. Companies hiring for these positions want someone who can take control over people just like a creative director. 

Video Editor: Film and video editors are expected to use the director’s vision to shoot, edit, and record scenes for documentaries, motion pictures, music videos, television programs, sporting events, or news.  In this field you can earn a median salary of $61,750 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,270 and go up to $155,840. You’ll wanna be tech savvy and know a editing software inside-out to be successful in this field.

Multimedia Journalist: The best definition of multimedia journalism is the process of combining text, images, sound, videos and graphics, to tell an interesting story. Multimedia journalists often work for newspapers, radio or television stations or use computers in social media areas. To be successful you’ll want to be able to communicate your ideas clearly regardless of the genre in which you are working in. You should know how listen to others and to speak and write clearly. You can start off with a median salary of $50,000. As the field is still fresh and evolving, it is filled with excellent growth prospects.

       Hopefully after reading this article you’ve found an area of interest. My advice is to do even more research to ensure yourself. With many different things a multimedia specialist can fulfill, liking more than one of these is fine.


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