Media & Communication

Employment of media and communication occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 43,200 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. 

The median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $56,340 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians$42,650
EditorsBachelor's degree$58,770
Film and Video Editors and Camera OperatorsBachelor's degree$58,210
Interpreters and TranslatorsBachelor's degree$47,190
PhotographersHigh school diploma or equivalent$32,490
Public Relations SpecialistsBachelor's degree$59,300
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News AnalystsBachelor's degree$40,910
Technical WritersBachelor's degree$70,930
Writers and AuthorsBachelor's degree$61,820
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Media and Communication Occupations, on the Internet at