New Media students work with an instructor in the Radio CMC studio.

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 growing fast. 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.

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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
  • Editor
  • Digital production
  • Digital content creator or manager

What’s the next step toward your career in digital media?