Producers and Directors

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What do they do?

Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Also known as:

Artistic Director, Director, Executive Producer, News Producer, Newscast Producer, Producer, Radio Producer, Technical Director, Television News Producer, Television Producer (TV Producer)

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Producers and Directors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Producers and Directors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #53 in job growth rate
  • 260

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #28 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.9%)
  • Master's degree (16.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (58.1%)
  • Associate's degree (5.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (12%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (5.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.4%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Edit written materials.
  • Write informational material.
  • Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
  • Coordinate artistic activities.
  • Direct fundraising or financing activities.
  • Direct productions or performances.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 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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