Best Digital Media Career Opportunities 2020

Alfonso Alvarez is the director of Career Development at Orlando’s F.I.R.S.T. Institute. He shares with us the best career paths currently available within the Digital Media industry. Your opportunities become endless after you receive the proper educational training.

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Recording Arts & Show Production

One of the largest and most exciting aspects of the entertainment industry is live sound. There are more career choices within the audio-visual production sector than any other aspect of the audio industry.

Live Sound Jobs

The most prevalent jobs within the Recording Arts and Show production sector include:

  • Audio Visual Technician
  • A1 Audio Engineer
  • A2 Audio Assistant
  • Stagehand
  • Entertainment Technician
  • Sound Technician

Live Sound Responsibilities

Individuals within this sector are responsible for the setup, installation and maintenance of the audio-visual equipment. They also assist with equipment operations at live events and shows.

When working on this team, some of the events you may work at include, but are not limited to:

  • Large concerts
  • Conventions
  • Weddings
  • Theme park shows

Live Sound Employers

Some of the most common employees who hire graduates from F.I.R.S.T. Institute within the audio-visual field include:

  • PSAV
  • Rhino Staging
  • LMG
  • PRG
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Video Tech Services

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

Television broadcasting is the biggest opportunity for the film and video production industry… including everything from live newscasts to sporting events.

Film & Video Jobs

Most of the jobs obtained by graduates of F.I.R.S.T.’s Digital Filmmaking and Video Production program include:

  • Camera Operator
  • Video Editor
  • Content Producer
  • News Producer
  • Videographer

Film & Video Responsibilities

These team players have a number of responsibilities such as:

  • Shooting and editing video
  • Coordinating with on-set producers
  • Maintaining the lights
  • Changing the lenses
  • Gathering information for a news story

Film & Video Employers

Some of the companies known to hire film and video graduates from F.I.R.S.T. Institute include:

  • Telemundo
  • WESH Channel 2
  • WFTV Channel 9
  • WKMG Channel 6
  • Golf Channel

Graphic Design & Web Development

Here at F.I.R.S.T., the Graphic Design and Web Development program is very extensive. But the #1 opportunity students get from this program is in the world of marketing.

Graphics & Web Jobs

Some of the most popular jobs within this field include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Production Specialist

Graphics & Web Responsibilities

Each of these individuals is responsible for managing multiple projects. They must also create compelling content with strong calls to action or CTAs.

Graphics & Web Employers

Some of the employers that hire F.I.R.S.T. Institute graduates coming out of the graphics and web program include:

  • Walt Disney Company
  • FastSigns
  • Ripley Entertainment
  • Bigeye Agency

These employees evaluate your credentials, experience in the industry and professional manner.