Also called: Master Control Operator (MCO), Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast Technician, Engineer
What they do:Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.
On the job, you would:
- Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
- Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.
- Monitor and log transmitter readings.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Video creation and editing software
Graphics or photo imaging software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about broadcast technicians.