Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
- Audio Technician
- Audio Visual Specialist
- Audio Visual Technician
- Audio-Visual Production Specialist
- Audio/Visual Manager
- Audio/Visual Operator
- Audiovisual Communications Systems Technician
- Broadcast Engineer
- Broadcast Technician
- Classroom Technology Technician
- Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
- Diagnose and resolve media system problems.
- Switch sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.
- Mix and regulate sound inputs and feeds, or coordinate audio feeds with television pictures.
- Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.
- Perform minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment.
- Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
- Design layouts of audio and video equipment, and perform upgrades and maintenance.
- Conduct training sessions on selection, use, and design of audiovisual materials and on operation of presentation equipment.
- Monitor incoming and outgoing pictures and sound feeds to ensure quality, and notify directors of any possible problems.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
- Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2013, the average annual wage in United States was $45,830 with most people making between $22,500 and $74,350
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 61,000 people in United States. It is projected that there will be 69,000 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 25,000 replacement openings for approximately 25,000 total annual openings.
majorPhotographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
onetSound Engineering Technicians
collegeLong Beach City College
onetFilm and Video Editors
majorRecording Arts Technology/Technician
collegeUniversity of Southern California
collegeCalifornia Institute of the Arts
majorAnimation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
onetCamera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture