Video camera operators operate video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts.
A four-year bachelor's degree in film production, cinematography, broadcasting, communications, or a related field would be very helpful while trying to secure this position.
Employment of camera operators is projected to grow 14 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The number of Internet-only platforms, such as streaming services, is likely to increase, along with the number of shows produced for these platforms. This growth may lead to more work for editors and camera operators.
Film and video editors and camera operators typically work in studios or in office settings. Camera operators and videographers often shoot raw footage on location.