Want a career in digital media? Here’s what your path could look like

Kip Kelly

Are you studying digital media, or perhaps thinking about it? If you’re unsure, a bachelor’s degree in digital media usually covers subjects such as computer programming, digital photography, website design, computer animation, film studies, broadcasting, communications, and graphic design.

As a growing field propelled by the advancement of new technologies and online media, there’s plenty of diverse career potential for digital media (sometimes called media studies) majors. Let’s take a look at some of the different paths you can take once you graduate:

Video Editor

A video editor works with software to create the final product. Source: Shutterstock

Many digital media majors work in editing – a solid career choice. With the boom of online media and video, there are many job opportunities in this exciting and challenging field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States, “overall employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The number of Internet-only platforms, such as streaming services, is likely to increase, along with the number of shows produced for these platforms. ”

What exactly do video editors do? They put together or capture a wide range of material for all kinds of video such as TV shows, motion pictures, music videos, documentaries, or news and sporting events, editing footage shot by camera operators.

Good editing is essential for a good product, which is what makes this a competitive field. To get a head-start on a career in video editing, start developing your video skills by dabbling with different kinds of editing software. Eventually, you can work your way up to become a producer or director.

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