Career Enjoyment: photographer
Photography involves using cameras to capture images and (often) computer equipment to process those images. Photography is used in a wide range of industries, such as the creative arts, journalism, the police, or business. This career tends to have salaries in the range £15-40k (based on research in the UK). Typically, therefore, it has an earnings potential that is near to the national average.
Views from people doing the job
The common feedback from people in this career was:
- Although people in the job identified some things that they liked about the career, their comments were quite disparate. There were no common themes, therefore.
- When people described what they disliked about the job, the themes were: dealing with people who misunderstand photography, being rushed, need to market oneself, working alone.
When we asked people in each career to rate their job for enjoyment, on a scale between 1 (low) and 6 (high), the average rating for all jobs was just over 3.5. The average score for this career - photographer - was 4.6, making it much more enjoyable than the average job. This is only one part of what makes a job enjoyable. You can find out how well your unique personality fits the job by completing our personality questionnaire.
The table shows the balance of preferences that are required in this career, using the language of the Myers Briggs model of personality. This career therefore involves:
|The demands of the job|
- Slightly more Introversion than Extraversion.
- Slightly more iNtuition than Sensing.
- Slightly more Feeling than Thinking.
- Slightly more Perception than Judgment.
The wheel provides a more detailed view of the types of behaviours required in this career. Each segment represents a behavioural style. Lighter segments indicate that you need to use that style more in the job. On a PC, you can hover the mouse over a segment for a brief description.Lighter/redder segments show the types of behaviour you will need to use more of, i.e.: dealing with data or detailed information; strategic thinking; thinking about what motivates people; challenging the status quo.
The job does not involve as much: solving practical problems; maintaining good relationships.
Comparison with your personality
You can find out how well your personality matches this and all the other careers by completing the MMDI personality questionnaire.