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Audio Recording Engineers
Employment of sound engineering technicians is expected show little or no change through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. New computer technology (hardware and software) is rapidly changing the way many recording engineers perform their jobs, making the entire audio recording process easier. These technological advancements will negatively affect job prospects for entry-level studio technicians whose more mundane recording tasks will increasingly be performed by computers. However, technology will also have some beneficial impact. As American media expands through technology and markets such as digital cable open up, opportunities for audio recording engineers will likewise increase.