Communications Technician

Perform a variety of duties involved in producing motion picture films.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $74,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Communications Technicians do?

Performs a variety of duties involved in producing motion picture film in audio-visual department of educational institution: Selects areas and locations for filming motion pictures according to specifications. Sets up lighting equipment. Selects picture and sound takes to conform film to script. Assists in designing and building sets for film production. Requisitions props. Edits and splices motion picture film. Operates projectors, video tape recorders, and sound recording equipment to inspect and preview film for clients. Packages and ships film.


Should I be a Communications Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Communications Equipment Operating Technician

    How to Become a
    Communications Technician

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