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Career as a Sound Technician
Transcript of Career as a Sound Technician
Post secondary non-degree award or certificate degree or in some cases they may only need a high school diploma to be eligible for entry-level positions.
A lot of on the job training.
Median annual wage for Sound Engineering Technicians was $41,200 in May 2012.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,680, and the top 10 percent earned more than $79,170.
Technicians working in major cities typically earn more than those working in smaller locations.
Working Conditions/ Nature of Work:
A lot more indoors at concert halls, recording studios, maybe office buildings occasionally.
Mostly full time working, sometimes overtime to meet deadlines or setting up for live events.
Possible evening, weekend, holiday work if 24 hour radio station.
May have to travel for days or weeks at a time if working for a touring artist or band.
Operate machines responsible for creating sound.
Works in recording studio, concert venues. theaters, and other venues where transmission of sound is important.
Operates recording and amplification machines, uses sound mixing boards to mix and edit tracks.
Establishes production goals alongside producers, adjusts sound quality and volume.
Tests, operates, maintains, and repairs equipment, runs cable, checks mikes, and sets up baseline levels.