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Photographer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Photographers take and sometimes develop and print pictures of people, places, objects, and events, using a variety of cameras and photographic equipment. They work in the publishing, advertising, public relations, science, and business industries, as well as provide personal photographic services. They may also work as fine artists. There are approximately 50,070 photographers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Enterprising

Career Ladder
Owner, Photography Business

Photographer

Part-Time Photographer

Photographic Assistant

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