Multimedia Specialist Career Field

A multimedia specialist is a multimedia and technology mixer. They put together multimedia packages for businesses like video advertisements and web page presentations. They combine sounds clips, photography, videos, and animation to create multimedia packages both for teaching and advertising different products and services. The two top industries utilizing multimedia specialists the most right now are education and real estate. Multimedia specialists often work on a per project or contract basis.

Educational Requirements & Licensing Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design/Multimedia Design/Education (4 years)
Graduate Degree in Instructional Design (2 years beyond bachelor’s degree)

Employers like to hire multimedia specialists with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, multimedia design, education or a similar field. Many companies also look for graduate degrees holders when hiring a multimeida specialist. However, the most important component is being skilled in the computer software required to do this job and having some excellent real world experience in the field that you can show to clients.

Educational Courses

Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop
Apple Final Cut Pro
Avid audio production software
Macromedia Director and Flash
Media management tools
Sound Editing
Video Editing
Website Design


Employment Statistics

Jobs Available In 2008 for Graphic Designers: 286,100
Projected Number job openings in 2018 for Graphic Designers: 323,100
Average annual salary for Multimedia Specialists 2011: $65,000

Great Colleges

University of Phoenix
Everest College
Keller University
DeVry University
The Arts Institute

Related Careers

Computer software engineers and computer programmers
Desktop publishers
Drafters
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers
Authors, writers, and editors
Photographers

 Article Reference: bls.gov

 

 

 

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