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Approximately 20,060 television, video, and movie camera operators work in the United States. The majority of salaried camera operators work in the film and television industry at TV stations or film studios. Most jobs are found in large, urban areas. Some camera operators are self-employed and contract with documentary or independent filmmakers, advertising agencies, and trade show or convention sponsors. Some camera operators may work for the federal or local government.

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