New Media Careers: A Large and Growing Field
Digital media skills are in demand — in Colorado and around the world
Would you like to tweet, blog or post for a living? Do you have your eye on a job as a social media or search engine optimization (SEO) expert? Have you ever wished you could direct videos or design websites?
Careers in new media are burgeoning. Down the street, across the nation and around the world, employers are seeking skilled digital media writers, marketers, designers and producers to help them get the word out in a crowded communications marketplace.
Business is booming in new media
|Position||Projected growth by 2018|
|Electronic commerce specialists and online merchants||7 to 13%|
|Search marketing specialists||7 to 13%|
|Web developers||7 to 13%|
|Graphic designers||7 to 13%|
|Audio and video equipment technicians||7 to 13%|
|Multimedia artists||14 to 19%|
|Authors, writers, and editors||14 to 19%|
|Public relations specialists||More than 20%|
|Get a job: Employees with digital media skills will be in high demand as the industry continues to expand.Source: O*Net Online, the nation’s primary source of occupational information, sponsored by US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, www.onetcenter.org.|
But you need specialized training to get these jobs: By 2018, 91% of information services and related electronic communications jobs are projected to require at least some postsecondary education.
Train for a Digital Media career at Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Mountain College’s New Media program is designed to help you gain the real-world skills that employers seek.
Through the New Media program, you can pursue careers in:
Digital Journalism: Build the skills you need to share news and knowledge for a career in:
- Online content development
- Audio/video editing
- Public relations and communications
Digital Media Production: Learn to create dynamic content for a career in:
- Digital media production
- Digital audio/video engineering
- Digital media integration
Digital Marketing & Design: Develop expertise on connecting with the marketplace for a career in:
- Web design
- New media sales
- Internet marketing
Get ready for these new media careers
At Colorado Mountain College’s New Media program, you can prepare for a career as a:
- Social media specialist or manager
- Public relations, marketing or advertising professional
- Search marketing specialist
- Multimedia developer or designer
- Visual journalist
- Digital entrepreneur or consultant
- Content strategy specialist, manager, strategist
- Content developer
- Content marketing
- Digital production
- Digital content creator or manager
Get help landing a job. Plus, our Center for Digital Entrepreneurship & Career Pathways will help you find mentors, get internships and transition to a full-time job.
What’s the next step toward your career in digital media?
Classes start in August 2012.