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Significant Information: Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators




  • Job applicants face strong competition for jobs in major metropolitan areas, where pay generally is higher; prospects are better in small cities and towns.
  • Technical school, community college, or college training in electronics, computer networking, or broadcast technology provides the best preparation.
  • About 32 percent work in broadcasting, mainly for radio and television stations, and 16 percent work in the motion picture and sound recording industries.
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday work is common.