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Production Assistants

Overview

Production assistants perform a variety of support tasks for film, television, and video producers and other staff members. They must be prepared to help out everywhere, ensuring that daily operations run as smoothly as possible. Some production assistants may perform substantive jobs, such as reviewing scripts, but others may primarily run errands. They must be willing to work hard and keep long hours at times, since tight production schedules require full days. An agreeable temperament and willingness to follow instructions and perform simple tasks are very important skills for work in this field.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Organized

Social

Career Ladder
Director or Producer

Assistant Director or Associate Producer

Line Producer

Camera Operator

Production Assistant

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