News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

General Information

Description

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit72.22%
  2. Self-employed11.37%
  3. Private, not for profit10.58%
  4. State and local government3.25%
  5. Federal government1.94%

Job Outlook

Employment of news analysts, reporters, and journalists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 5,400 openings for news analysts, reporters, and journalists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$49,300

State-by-state Salary

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$97,620
$26,980
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Education

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Knowledge

  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
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