Careers in media and communications are varied and exciting, and if this is the road you’ve chosen there’s certainly plenty to choose from. So you have earned your degree from an accredited college and now its time to choose which of the many jobs you are not qualified for.
Media and communications is big business, and if you’re looking for a career in this multibillion dollar industry, you might be amazed at the diversity of jobs which are on offer. Media and communications cover a multitude of great opportunities, exciting, financially rewarding and great fun. If you’re looking for an exciting future with good financial prospects, a career in media and communications might be just what you’re looking for (now this piece is starting to sound like a proper advertising campaign, that wasn’t really my intention at all).
Different Careers Available in Media and Communications
So what would a career in media and communications entail? What qualifications are needed? What jobs are out there? – So many questions, one at a time, please.
- Sports, Radio and TV Presenters – what a gloriously glamorous job that is, sounds like a whole load of fun, even if you’re not that good at sport, well, you don’t actually have to run around anywhere do you? You’ve just got to be able to ‘talk the talk’, if you can smile unflusteredly (just made that word up, did you notice?) and speak coherently while somebody is screaming down an earpiece at you to hurry along, then maybe this is suitable for you. Practice by ignoring the screaming kids while talking to your mother on the telephone, with the television blaring out in the background. Hmm, don’t know whether it’s as easy as it looks.
- Translators and Interpreters – if you are fluent in more than one language, this could be for you but you’ll need to be really fluent, none of this Spanglish nonsense – comprende? Bien.
- Photography – Oh, the life of a photographer, how exciting. The paparazzi following the stars of the silver screen to exotic locations, trying to catch a topless glimpse on some sun soaked beach, sounds perfect. How about catching that once in a lifetime wildlife shot, wandering through the countryside and coming across packs of wolf cubs at play, grizzly bears on the salmon run. Reality check here – how about the hours and hours of sitting, very still, without saying a word, and just waiting. Waiting takes up an enormous part of the photographer’s day, but they tell me it’s worth it when they get that one shot they’ve been waiting all their lives to get (boy, they do sit a long time).
- Writing and editing – sorry, can’t help you much with this one. No idea about this at all, – alright it was a joke! Please give me my job back, please.
- Behind the Scenes Cameras, Lights, Action – now that’s more like it. There’s more to making a film or a TV program than just the actors you know, haven’t you seen all the credits at the end? Alright, it’s usually the bit where you switch channels to see what you’re missing or go to the toilet, but sometimes they last for ages, there are so many people on there and there’d be uproar if anyone was left off.