Broadcast technicians (NOC 5224)

About this job

Broadcast technicians:

  • install, set up, test, operate and repair electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the internet
  • work for radio and television broadcasting networks and stations, by broadcast equipment companies and by internet-based communication providers
Common job titles
  • engineer, broadcast
  • installer, mobile broadcasting
  • MCR (master control room)
  • technician, broadcasting
  • transmitter
  • video control
  • engineer, broadcast
  • installer, mobile broadcasting
  • MCR (master control room)
  • supervisor, broadcasting operators
  • technician, broadcasting
  • transmitter

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$52,828

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Broadcast technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • monitor broadcast quality of live and taped radio and television programs
  • operate and monitor radio and television broadcasting systems to broadcast, receive signals and to regulate clarity and range of sounds and colours of recordings or broadcasts
  • operate broadcast equipment to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the internet
  • make emergency repairs to equipment and substitute programs in case of signal failure
  • maintain, install and troubleshoot a wide variety of broadcast hardware and software
  • set up and operate consoles to pick up and select feed sources from different locations and to air radio or television programs and commercials
  • may supervise other broadcast technicians

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor broadcast environment.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of a college program in broadcast technology or electronics is usually required.
  • Senior and supervisory positions in this unit group require experience.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
  • Spatial Perception
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Broadcasting Related

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
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Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
100
Average annual employment growth:
0.0%
Expected number of job openings:
10
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
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N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
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N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
20
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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Additional resources

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