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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Photographers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other professional, scientific & technical services is the industry that employs the most Photographers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Photographers, by average wage, is Religious organizations. Photographers are paid most in Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY.


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Demographic information on Photographers in the US. The average age of male Photographers in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Photographers is 35.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Photographers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Photographers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Photographers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Photographers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Photographers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Photographers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Photographers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Operations Analysis, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Photographers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Photographers are expected to see a growth of -5.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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