Audio & Video Technicians

audio video equipment realistic interests software record video camera broadcasting computer sound

Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist), AV Tech (Audio Visual Technician), Media 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.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development


  • multimedia
  • telecommunications

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture


  • customer service


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



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • 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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software

  • Adobe After Effects Hot Technology
  • YouTube

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology
  • Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology

Operating system software

  • Linux Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology


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

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