Photography Program

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Employment

The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of photographers will grow at a moderate rate of 4% between 2012 and 2020. More than half of photographers nationwide are self-employed, with the demand for portrait and special occasion photography continuing to grow. Other photographers are employed by advertising agencies, television stations, and newspapers or other publications. Salaried positions may be harder to acquire as many corporations contract with freelance photographers now.  

There are potential career paths for photographers in many areas including:  advertising, fashion, corporate, documentary, editorial, architectural, industrial, medical, scientific, portrait, fine art, wedding and special event, real estate, photojournalism, sports, public relations, photo editing, retouching, and education.

Students of RCBC’s Photography Programs have gone on to transfer to four-year universities, assist wedding photographers, work as Disney’s PhotoPass photographers, work for school portrait photographers, work as freelance photojournalists for print and online publications, work in portrait studios, work as E-Commerce photographers, work as photo lab technicians, become adjunct professors of photography, and operate their own photography businesses.

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