Broadcast Technicians


Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.
Also called: Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast Technician, Control Operator, Production Assistant

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Communications
  • telecommunications
  • multimedia
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: 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
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • Video decoder software
    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop

Education:

    associate's degree
    some college
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