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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio *
 
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
(O*NET 27-2012.02, SOC 27-2012)
What they do
Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.
 
Also called:
Animation Director, Artistic Director, Commercial Director, Creative Director, Production Director, Production Stage Manager, Stage Director, Stage Manager, Theater Director, TV Director (Television Director)
 
 
Wages
Producers and Directors*
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 17.74   $36,900  
25% $ 21.59   $44,910  
Median $ 26.80   $55,740  
75% $ 31.98   $66,530  
90% $ 48.84   $101,600  
 
Average $ 29.91   $62,200  
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Industries of Employment
Producers and Directors*
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Motion picture and sound recording industries
28%
  • Broadcasting (except Internet)
23%
  • Self-employed workers
20%
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
8%
  • Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
8%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Fine Arts
    Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Administration and Management
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Leadership
    Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
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Projected Employment
Producers and Directors*
 Vermont
2018 employment 441
2028 employment 440
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.0%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
44
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Education and Experience:
Producers and Directors*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    Less than 5 years
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    None
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Job Zone
Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (7.0 to < 8.0) - A typical worker will require over 2 years up to and including 4 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  1%
Bachelor's degree   49%
Associate's degree   8%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  19%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  23%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
  • Coordinate artistic activities.
  • Direct productions or performances.
  • Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
  • Study scripts to determine project requirements.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Plan details such as framing, composition, camera movement, sound, and actor movement for each shot or scene.
  • Communicate to actors the approach, characterization, and movement needed for each scene in such a way that rehearsals and takes are minimized.
  • Direct live broadcasts, films and recordings, or non-broadcast programming for public entertainment or education.
  • Study and research scripts to determine how they should be directed.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of camera, lighting, design, and sound crew members.
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