Why would anyone be a professional stalker for a living? The answer is, of course, money. For every paparazzi member that makes nearly nothing for a photo, there are those moments when paparazzi capture a “Hollywood hunk” with his shirt off (or better yet a “Hollywood hunk” with his shirt off and man boobs and a massive gut). Photos of this kind can go for thousands of dollars and make the largely freelance paparazzi population extremely happy.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook-Good:
While exact statistics are hard to come by, it is difficult to imagine that our society will suddenly stop caring about our gods- the celebrities. As a result, we can expect to see paparazzi continue to earn money for the photos they take.
A Day in The Life:
Most paparazzi spend their days stalking their prey looking for that perfect shot. Hopefully, this does not mean being beaten to death in the process.
The job search and payment terms will be a bit different for this career, because most paparazzi are freelancers. They are paid per photo. The paparazzi are, to some extent, at the mercy of fate and the publications that want their photos. Some photos can be worth a great deal of money. Not surprisingly, earnings vary greatly.
Career Training and Qualifications:
Being a decent photographer is usually less important than being highly aggressive and wildly persistent.