Photojournalists, also known as news photographers, shoot photographs that capture news events. Their job is to tell a story with pictures. They may cover a war in central Africa, the Olympics, a national election, or a small-town Fourth of July parade. In addition to shooting pictures, they also write captions or other supporting text to provide further detail about each photograph. Photojournalists may also develop and print photographs or edit film.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Drawing/Design
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Curious
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None