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Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
(SOC Code : 27-4011)
in California

Set up or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Exclude "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20171st Qtr$26.22$15.99$23.11$33.35

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2014 - 202414,60016,9002,30015.8510

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,15423.6%
Machinery & Equipment Rental & Leasing 97610.1%
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,9287.1%
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers 3,8286.8%
Performing Arts Companies 3,6553.4%
Religious Organizations 24,2073.1%
Consumer Goods Rental 2,5463.0%
Amusement Parks and Arcades 2462.6%
Colleges and Universities 2,7081.9%
Other Support Services 8,1851.9%
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites 4,4571.7%
Spectator Sports 6751.5%
Accommodation 10,9231.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician & Assistan
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
Diagnose and resolve media system problems.
Switch sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.
Mix and regulate sound inputs and feeds, or coordinate audio feeds with television pictures.
Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.
Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
Perform minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment.
Design layouts of audio and video equipment, and perform upgrades and maintenance.
Conduct training sessions on selection, use, and design of audiovisual materials and on operation of presentation equipment.
Monitor incoming and outgoing pictures and sound feeds to ensure quality, and notify directors of any possible problems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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