If you’re an electronics geek who gets pumped up setting up a home entertainment system or tweaking the knobs on a stereo, listen up: there are careers for people like you.
Broadcast technicians are the wizards behind the brilliant colors on our TV screens and the rich, clear sound of radio and TV broadcasts. Audio and video equipment technicians play a similar role at concerts, sports events, meetings, and news conferences. Sound engineering technicians record and mix the music you hear on CDs and in sporting arenas, theaters, videos, and movies.
Broadcast technicians, audio and video equipment technicians, and sound engineering technicians produce the sounds and sights of TV, radio, concerts, CDs, and more.
Living in a digital world has meant big changes for people in these professions. Instead of working with tape, they now work with computers.
A mechanical person with a knack for electronics and computers. A sharp eye and a keen ear are other essentials. High energy helps, too, since long hours are common.
If you want a steady nine-to-five gig, this isn’t the career for you. Evening, weekend, and holiday work is common.