Audio and video recording technicians operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music and videotape for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events.
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People in this career:
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 1,080
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Audio and video recording technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Audio and video recording technicians work indoors in small sound studios or at live events, such as concerts, meetings and conferences. Travel is required in order to work on location.
Audio and video recording technicians who work at large stations or networks usually work 40 hours per week, with occasional overtime. Those who work on motion pictures may be on a tight schedule and work long hours to meet deadlines.
Source: 2016 Census
Completion of a one- to three-year certificate, diploma or degree program in audio and video recording or a related program is required. Paid or volunteer experience as a recording studio assistant is also usually needed.
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With appropriate education and experience, audio and video recording technicians may progress to senior or supervisory positions (i.e., recording and sound engineers) or start their own businesses.