Multimedia Specialist

Compact disks DVDs video games interactive websites moving exhibits at museums and various types of software are just some of the projects that multimedia specialists help to create. The term “multi-media” means the combination of one or more types of media that is used to convey a message to a viewer a user or a member of a target audience. Some of the media methods they combine to create a finished product include sound video images graphics text animation and other interactive elements. Multimedia specialists are usually hired by clients to develop specific messages products or programs depending on specific requirements. Therefore they must be able to communicate effectively with their clients and they must be able to produce a product or program that is exactly or very similar to what is desired. To be a successful multimedia specialist it’s essential to be creative have a passion for designing and developing new ideas using various types of computer software and want to constantly learn about new advances in technology. The career of a multimedia specialist is challenging and complex but successful multimedia specialists thrive on learning many types of computer software programs and manipulating those programs into the desired multimedia results. While there is no specific educational requirement for a multimedia specialist it is essential to have a high level of technical skill which can usually be self-taught or learned through college-level courses. According to the website www.indeed.com the average yearly salary for a multimedia specialist is $65000. However the exact salary depends on whether or not the multimedia specialist is self-employed or works for a company.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $65000
High Salary: $70000
Low Salary: $60000
Tasks: Creates interactive media.
Develops interactive marketing and promotional materials.
Designs information and communication technology (ICT) based products.
Tests products for technical problems.
Also Called: Graphic Designer
Design Specialist
Marketing Specialist
Product Designer
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