Television Technician

Perform duties to record and transmit broadcasts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Television Technicians do?

Performs any combination of following duties to record and transmit broadcasts: Operates studio and mini-television cameras [CAMERA OPERATOR 143.062-022]. Controls console to regulate transmission of television scenes [VIDEO OPERATOR 194.282-010]. Produces educational and training films and video tapes [COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN 962.362-010]. Sets up and controls television production equipment, such as cameras [CAMERA OPERATOR], lights [LIGHT TECHNICIAN 962.362-014], microphones and microphone booms [MICROPHONE-BOOM OPERATOR 962.384-010], and recording equipment [RECORDIST 962.382-010], in studio and at locations outside of studio, to record or transmit broadcasts. Performs preventive and minor equipment maintenance, using work tools. Maintains log to record equipment usage and location of equipment. May perform duties of other related occupations depending upon specific production needs of individual airwave or closed-circuit station where workers must be able to set up and operate equipment.


Should I be a Television 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Operations Technician, Telecasting Technician, Television Audio Engineer, Television Engineer

    How to become a Television Technician

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