Photographers

Photographers

NOC
5221

Operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

19
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$11,561
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

227
 

% Working Full Time

66%
 

% Working Full Year

49%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects. Photographers are employed by photographic studios, newspapers, magazines, museums and government, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Photographers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Study requirements of a particular assignment and decide on type of camera, film, lighting and background accessories to be used
  • Determine picture composition, make technical adjustments to equipment and photograph subject
  • May operate scanners to transfer photographic images to computers
  • May operate computers to manipulate photographic images
  • May adapt existing photographic images and create new digitized images to be included in multimedia/new media products
  • May use delicate instruments, such as optical microscopes attached to cameras
  • May process exposed film
  • May use airbrush, computer or other techniques to retouch negatives
  • Medical photographers may work closely with medical illustrators.

Photographers may specialize in areas such as portrait photography, commercial photography, scientific photography, forensic photography, medical photography, digitized photography, multimedia photography or photojournalism.

Also Known As

  • aerial photographer
  • commercial photographer
  • forensic photographer
  • industrial photographer
  • photographer
  • portrait photographer
  • scientific photographer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in visual arts with specialization in photography or Completion of specialized training in photography in high school, college or specialized training schools or Extensive on-the-job training under the supervision of a photographer is required.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of computerized photography or digital imaging may be required.
  • Creative and technical ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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53.9%
Female
46.1%
Male
Employment by age

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11.5%
15-24
19.2%
25-34
28.8%
35-44
23.1%
45-54
11.5%
55-64
5.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
28.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
40.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
26.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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72.2%
Professional, scientific and technical services
5.6%
Other services (except public administration)
3.7%
Wholesale trade
18.5%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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8.00%
Northeast
34.00%
Southeast
28.00%
Southwest
26.00%
Central
4.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$19,595
Southeast
$6,415
Southwest
$10,634
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$11,561

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$29,563

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$11,561

Newfoundland

$19,749

Prince Edward Island

$14,563

Nova Scotia

$10,176

Canada

$12,873
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

19
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

63
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

60