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Video Production Schools

As a professor or instructor of video production classes at one of the 334 accredited video production schools in the country, you play a essential role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in video production academia which includes video production training at the following levels:

  • Video Production Certificate
  • Associates degree in Video Production
  • Bachelors degree in Video Production
  • Masters degree in Video Production
  • PhD degree in Video Production


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Video production professionals

152,690 162,180 174,030 172,190 174,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 174,350 video production professionals working in the US in 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 14%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Video production professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by video production professionals, in 2010, was $51,970. This is 10% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Video Production

$45,640 $48,385 $50,120 $51,752 $51,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Video production professionals' salaries have seen a 14% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Video Production Student enrollment growth by degree

1,645 1,168 797 947 1,190
5,567 6,183 6,764 7,460 7,414
17 27 30 27 24
855 908 964 1,077 1,047
539 692 941 929 601
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Video Production
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Video Production
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Video Production
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Video Production
  • Grey: Certificate in Video Production

The career outlook for video production professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 8,623 students who graduated from video production degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 10,276 students graduating from video production schools.

This represents a 19% change in the number of graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from video production courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Video Production Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering video production programs has decreased.

Video Production Faculty Salaries

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