If you’ve got an eye for art and a love of taking photos, then entry-level jobs in photography are for you! Photographers work in a number of different and exciting capacities. Some spend their days photographing glamorous models in the fashion industry, while others capture memories for families. Some photographers have their own studios, while some strike out on their own and do freelance photography work. If you’re interested in photography jobs, you’ll be glad to know that you can make a nice $29,130 per year on average doing what you love most!
Currently, around 56,140 individuals are enjoying jobs in photography. While these professionals work in a wide range of industries, you’ll find the largest percentage of photographers (37,730 of them to be exact!) working for portrait studios or other commercial or independent photography organizations. Photographers also work in radio and television broadcasting, marketing and advertising, publishing, amusement parks, and more.
You should know that the opportunities you’ll have to find photography entry-level jobs can be influenced by where you live. Currently, California employs the most (5,380) photographers of any state in the US. It’s followed closely by New York (4,530), Florida (4,380), Texas (3,520), and Illinois (2,780). Of course, to most people, earnings are important too, and the states that pay their photographers the most are the District of Columbia, California, Illinois, Nevada, and New York. Of course, this doesn’t have to mean that a move is in your future, but it’s definitely something to consider if you’re serious about making photography a career.