You’ve got a love of words and a knack for getting your ideas across. Turn that talent into an enriching new career by studying a journalism course.
Graduates of journalism may take on a wide variety of roles in the publishing, media, advertising and creative sectors.
If you choose to work as a journalist, you may complete tasks such as:
If you choose to work as a copywriter or advertising writer, you may complete tasks such as:
If you choose to work as an editor, you may complete tasks such as:
After completing a journalism course, you may choose to work as a:
You’ll enjoy working in journalism if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook reports that the journalism sector in Australia has been growing moderately for the past decade, and expects job opportunities in the sector to continue expanding. Currently employing approximately 27,500 people, the sector will likely expand to employ approximately 30,300 journalists by 2020.
Similarly, Job Outlook predicts that roles for professionals in the editing sector will expand by the end of the decade. Currently employing approximately 4,500 people, the profession is likely to grow significantly to employ a further 1,100 people by 2020.
PayScale reports that journalists can expect to earn between $38,000 and $78,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $53,000 per year.
PayScale reports a strong, positive relationship between experience and earning capacity, with entry-level journalists earning on average approximately $49,000 per year, and journalists with 10 to 20 years of professional experience earning approximately $67,000 per year.