Audiovisual and Broadcast Technicians

Military Career

General Information

Description

Audiovisual and broadcast technicians plan, supervise, and coordinate the operation, maintenance, deployment, and management of systems, facilities, and personnel engaged in visual information operations. They play a high-level, but hands on, role in the production process.

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Work Environment

Audiovisual and broadcast technicians work in studios or outdoors on location. They sometimes work from aircraft or ships. They travel and work in all climates.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only)
  • Motion Picture and Video Industries
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Audiovisual and Broadcast Technicians in the Military

736

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Salary

Average Salary

$53,874

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 42%
  • High school 25%
  • Post-secondary certificate 19%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Some college 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for audiovisual and broadcast technicians consists of classroom and on-the-job training in various settings. Training content relates to the production environment, and may include: Motion picture and still photography equipment operationAudio recording and the use of sound equipmentScripting and special effects techniquesGraphics layout and designPhotojournalism and newswriting

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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