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Employment for camera operators is expected to experience little or no change, growing 2 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If the economy improves sufficiently, however, the use of visual images may increase more in areas such as communication, education, entertainment, marketing, and research and development. More businesses may make use of video training films and public relations projects that use film. Camera operators would also be needed to help create made-for-the-Internet broadcasts. The entertainment industries are also expanding. However, competition for positions is very fierce. Employment will not be as strong in television broadcasting as automation reduces the number of camera operators needed to create television shows, newscasts, and other productions. Camera operators work in what is considered a desirable and exciting field, and they must work hard and be aggressive to get good jobs, especially in Los Angeles and New York.
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