Sound Engineering Technicians

Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
Also called: Audio Engineer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Sound Engineer


    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture


    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words


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
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Persistence


    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
    Music or sound editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Audition
  • Avid Technology Pro Tools
    Video creation and editing software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Avid Technology


    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school

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