Career Outlook for Camera Operators (Television, Video, and Motion Picture)

Also known as:  Cinematographer, Electronic News Gathering Camera Operator, Motion Picture Camera Operator, Movie Shot Camera Operator, News Camera Operator, News Videographer, Television Camera Operator, Video Camera Operator
The overall job outlook for Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 22.41 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 3.73 percent per year. Demand for Camera Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 12,040 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 8.98 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Camera Operators (Television, Video, and Motion Picture) in the following states
California 3,260
New York 2,100
Florida 1,080
Texas 890
Illinois 720
Pennsylvania 540
Missouri 490
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Camera Operators (Television, Video, and Motion Picture)
Guam 40
South Carolina 40
West Virginia 60
Kansas 60
Nebraska 60
South Dakota 60
New Mexico 60