• Broadcast Technicians
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 39,370
    $25,340 range bar $68,280
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Broadcast technicians set up, operate, and maintain electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs.

What do they typically do

  • Report equipment problems, make sure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts
  • Keep programming logs, as required by station management and the Federal Communications Commission
  • Play and record broadcast programs using automation systems
  • Align antennae with receiving dishes to get the clearest signal for transmission of broadcasts from field locations
  • Monitor and log transmitter readings
  • Control audio equipment to regulate the volume and sound quality during radio and television broadcasts
  • Observe monitors and communicate with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to make sure that programs are airing

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.1%
Job Opening 70

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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