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Audio & Video Technicians

Also called: Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist), Audio Visual Technician (AV Technician), Operations Technician

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What they do:
Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.
On the job, you would:
  • Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
  • Diagnose and resolve media system problems.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects Hot Technology
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology
Operating system software
  • Linux Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$45,910
$26,690
$83,170
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