Professional Photography



Graduates find jobs in professional photography studios and color labs, corporate photography departments, and advertising agencies. Many graduates also go on to start their own photography business or do freelance work.


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
DC Shoes, Inc. Huntington Beach, CA
John Deere Moline, IL
Meredith Corporation Des Moines, IA
Read Photography Cedar Rapids, IA
Stalzer Photography Marshalltown, IA

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Photographers $19,500 $33,500 $40,600

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Independent contractors and business owner salaries may be higher based on graduate and advisory member surveys.

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