CAREER

Audio and Video Technicians

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$47,920

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+12.3% (faster than the average)

Career

What Audio and Video Technicians 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.

Other Job Titles Audio and Video Technicians May Have

Audio Technician, Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist), Audio Visual Technician (AV Technician), Media Technician, Operations Technician, Stagehand, Video Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Head of Audio ,

Blue Man Group

My typical day consists of setup and checks before the show, sound check, and running of the show. I also interact with all performers and offer solutions and expertise to any problems they might be having. I also supervise a team of talented audio professionals and handle all administrative duties for Blue Man Group's Audio Department in Las Vegas.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.
  • Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.

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