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Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Military communications jobs may see service members specialize in reporting, sound and video production, media relations and other creative roles.

There are 8 military careers in this industry

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Military Arts and Media Directors

Arts and media directors are experts in graphic arts, digital photography, layout design, cinematography, and video production. They create a variety of visual communications products for various outlets, and supervise personnel involved in the creation of such materials.

  • Median Salary:$36,074
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Audiovisual and Broadcast Technicians

Audiovisual and broadcast technicians plan, supervise, and coordinate the operation, maintenance, deployment, and management of systems, facilities, and personnel engaged in visual information operations. They play a high-level, but hands on, role in the production process.

  • Median Salary:$37,398
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Communications Equipment Repairers

Communications equipment repairers install, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard voice/data/video networks, cable distribution systems, communication security equipment (COMSEC), and cryptographic devices in fixed and deployed environments to ensure the ability to communicate and the Military’s continued success.

  • Median Salary:$67,696
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Graphic Designers and Desktop Publishers

Graphic designers and desktop publishers use their creativity in the areas of production, maintenance, and coordination related to visual products and presentations. They use computer software or manually develop the overall layout and production design for various media such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.

  • Median Salary:$62,336
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Music Directors

Military music directors direct and conduct instrumental and vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, or choirs. They ensure that musicians play with one coherent sound, balancing the melody, timing, rhythm, and volume. They usually work in offices and band halls but may work outdoors when conducting or practicing for parades.

  • Median Salary:$109,740
  • Most Common Education: Master's Degree

Military Photographers and Videographers

Military photographers and videographers have an important job in communicating and recording military activity. Photographers photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, and other subjects, using digital or film cameras and other equipment. Videographers use a variety of electronic media to record videos for television, internet, and film.

  • Median Salary:$49,026
  • Most Common Education: Some college

Military Public Affairs Specialists and Broadcast Journalists

Public affairs specialists and broadcast journalists publish communication products through radio, television, video, and web content for worldwide distribution. They are responsible for advising leadership, public affairs planning, developing and executing information strategies, and community relations. Some are trained to operate audio and video equipment in both tactical and non-tactical environments.

  • Median Salary:$73,515
  • Most Common Education: Not available

Military Vocalists

Vocalists read, sing, and memorize vocal parts for public performances. They perform in a variety of musical concert units, such as chorus, popular musical ensemble, jazz band, country band, quartet, and soloist. Vocalists boost morale, entertain, and assist with military ceremonies and may lead or direct other musicians. They are part of a group of talented musicians who support the Military’s mission around the world.

  • Median Salary:$74,470
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree