Broadcasting/Mass Media Studies
This career field includes “on-air” personalities as well as the behind-the-scenes production such as writing, producing, editing and directing. While good communication skills are a must for on-air careers, people involved in production need expertise in problem solving and multi-tasking.
Competition for jobs as announcers is keen, but those who have knowledge in business, consumer and health news may have an advantage. Success depends on how well a person can communicate. Strong competition also exists in the technical aspect of the field since wages are generally higher in major metropolitan areas. Prospects are better for entry-level positions in smaller cities. However, the overall employment of people in the production aspect of the field is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through 2016.
What/Where the jobs are
Radio, television, corporate media, motion picture industry, advertising, public relations with such job titles as announcers, news analysts, reporters, correspondents, interpreters, sales and related occupations, public relations specialists, teachers, audio and video equipment operators, digital video editors, videographers, program director, producers, and directors. Take a virtual tour of MCC's broadcasting studio.
Associate in Science Career Option (ASCO)
Steve Muntz, Steve.Muntz@iavalley.edu