Many people want to be on TV. Here are a few careers related to television and qualities you
need to get the job. Also included are salaries for the jobs and colleges for each job.
On a newscast, the newscasters report, analyze, and interpret major news topics. Before becoming a newscaster, a person should have a college degree in journalism or political science. Also, they must be able to communicate well. Finally, experience in a newsroom is required.
Salary: $12,000 up to $550,000
Salary: $12,000 - $400,000
A camera operator uses cameras to record television productions. An operator must be familiar with cameras, lenses, lighting, and editing.
Salary: $10,000 - $90,000
A producer is the head of the whole television program. He/she is responsible for hiring the cast, scheduling the filming, and raising the money used. It is helpful for a producer to be creative and to be a good planner.
Salary: $9,800 - $80,000
A special effects person creates and uses special effects for a program. He/she must be creative and computer literate. He/she must also be aware of safety for the cast and themselves.
Salary: $25,000 and up (depending on experience)
A writer creates or edits scripts for TV programs. He/she must have excellent grammar and spelling skills. A writer needs to be creative and reliable. He/she must be able to work with a deadline, and be able to accept criticism.
Salary: $25,000 - $40,000
An actor/actress plays a role in a TV show. A good actor/actress will make the audience believe in the character.
Average Salary Range: $30,000 - $50,000