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Broadcast Engineers

Overview

Broadcast engineers, also referred to as broadcast technicians or broadcast operators, operate and maintain the electronic equipment used to record and transmit the audio for radio signals and the audio and visual images for television signals to the public. They may work in a broadcasting station or assist in broadcasting directly from an outside site as a field technician. Approximately 27,800 broadcast engineers work in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Chief Engineer

Assistant Chief Engineer

Experienced Broadcast Engineering Technician

Entry-Level Broadcast Engineeingr Technician

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