Sports Photographers

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of photographers overall will grow by 3 percent through 2024, which is slower than the average for all occupations. The outlook is not good for those who work for news publishers, with 41 percent employment decline predicted in the coming years. Self-employed photographers will do best, with 9 percent job growth expected through 2024. Talented and experienced sports photographers will continue to be needed by popular media outlets and top-selling newspapers and magazines, but competition will continue to be intense for this work. Sports photographers who have a varied portfolio, are experienced with the latest digital camera equipment, and have a mastery of digital photo editing software and capturing digital video will have the best job prospects.  

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