Motion Picture Projectionists

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What do they do?

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Also known as:

Booth Operator, Booth Usher, Cinema Projectionist, Digital Projectionist, Film Specialist, Motion Picture Projectionist, Movie Projectionist, Projection Technician, Projectionist, Projector Booth Operator, Technical Projection Guide

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Motion Picture Projectionists in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Motion Picture Projectionists is projected to Decline 12 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -12.2%

    Percent Change

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  • 800

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.9%)
  • Master's degree (5.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (24.3%)
  • Associate's degree (8.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (6%)

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor operational quality or safety.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Operate audio-visual equipment.
  • Arrange facility schedules.
  • Perform basic equipment maintenance.
  • Prepare film for distribution or use.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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