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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for audio and video equipment technicians (a category that includes lighting technicians) will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2018. As long as the movie and television industries continue to grow, opportunities will remain available for people who wish to become lighting technicians. With the expansion of the cable market, lighting technicians may find work in more than one area. However, persistence and hard work are required in order to secure a good job in film or television.