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What does a Media Specialist do?

Media specialists work with various types of audio-visual equipment in settings including schools, libraries, and businesses. They may be called upon to teach others how to use the equipment for presentations, classroom lectures, or meetings. They set up equipment and may also acquire and catalog materials while maintaining equipment and software. Media specialists take inventory and maintain supplies and equipment.

Media specialists update and maintain a library of available material, including films, tapes, photos, slides, and software. Although many media specialists work in elementary or secondary schools, they also work in high schools, colleges, public and private libraries, and private companies. They advise on types of equipment to use and preview and organize available materials into databases. Media specialists need extensive knowledge of the latest advances in equipment, including cameras, computers, and recorders, and a minimum bachelor's degree in education, library science, or a media specialist degree at the graduate level.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
32%
2 - 4
60%
5 - 7
4%
8+
4%

Common Skill Sets

Editing
Written Communication
Writing
Adobe Creative Suite
Optimization
Adobe Photoshop
Google Analytics
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Media Specialist Seniority Levels

Digital Marketing
23% made the transition
Marketing Coordinator
9% made the transition
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Media Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$48,299 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$34K
Median: $48K
$66K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

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