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MUSIC PRODUCT SPECIALIST: Audio Engineering + Physics = The Perfect Background

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Alan, who is a Product Specialist making music processors for studios, describes how his background in music, audio engineering, and physics was the perfect preparation for his current position.

Degree: Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians - Performance Art
Job Title: Product Specialist
Employer: Eventide

Job Summary: Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Job Description

Demonstrators and product promoters create public interest in products, such as cosmetics, housewares, and food. They encourage people and stores to buy their products by showing the products to prospective customers and answering questions.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Demonstrators and product promoters usually receive on-the-job training.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='16980'>I</span> <span m='17360'>do</span> <span m='17580'>demos</span> <span m='17860'>of the</span> <span m='18140'>products</span> <span m='18590'>at</span> <span m='19040'>trade</span> <span m='19320'>shows,</span> <span m='19640'>like</span> <span m='20040'>Macworld,</span> <span m='20520'>here,</span> <span m='20740'>we</span> <span m='20960'>are</span> <span m='21110'>now.</span> </p><p><span m='21900'>I</span> <span m='22030'>also</span> <span m='23380'>help</span> <span m='23670'>in</span> <span m='23990'>the</span> <span m='24130'>testing.</span> <span m='24640'>When</span> <span m='24900'>we</span> <span m='25530'>make</span> <span m='26000'>new</span> <span m='26856'>products</span> <span m='27770'>I</span> <span m='27990'>represent</span> <span m='28360'>the</span> <span m='28430'>customer.</span> <span m='29768'>So</span> <span m='32810'>if</span> <span m='32950'>I</span> <span m='33030'>can</span> <span m='33210'>use</span> <span m='33420'>it,</span> <span m='33620'>then</span> <span m='34820'>I</span> <span m='34910'>feel</span> <span m='35180'>that</span> <span m='35460'>our</span> <span m='35690'>customers</span> <span m='36000'>can use</span> <span m='36310'>it.</span> <span m='37140'>I</span> <span m='37290'>went</span> <span m='37440'>to</span> <span m='37500'>school</span> <span m='37960'>for</span> <span m='38100'>music</span> <span m='38690'>and</span> <span m='39570'>sound</span> <span m='40090'>engineering</span> <span m='40690'>at</span> <span m='41250'>University</span> <span m='41820'>of</span> <span m='41900'>Massachusetts.</span> </p><p><span m='43350'>And</span> <span m='43630'>I</span> <span m='43660'>learned</span> <span m='44540'>a</span> <span m='44600'>whole</span> <span m='44800'>bunch</span> <span m='44960'>of</span> <span m='45000'>stuff.</span> <span m='45310'>I</span> <span m='45340'>learned</span> <span m='45540'>about</span> <span m='45730'>music</span> <span m='45890'>theory,</span> <span m='46460'>I</span> <span m='46900'>learned</span> <span m='47010'>about</span> <span m='47220'>audio,</span> <span m='48200'>I</span> <span m='48410'>learned</span> <span m='48830'>about</span> <span m='51190'>science,</span> <span m='52130'>physics,</span> <span m='52560'>all</span> <span m='52680'>that</span> <span m='52810'>kind</span> <span m='52980'>of</span> <span m='53040'>stuff.</span> <span m='53280'>So</span> <span m='53540'>it</span> <span m='53860'>really,</span> <span m='54115'>it</span> <span m='54370'>prepared</span> <span m='54710'>me for</span> <span m='56610'>this</span> <span m='56830'>job</span> <span m='57330'>and</span> <span m='58320'>almost</span> <span m='58920'>everything</span> <span m='59620'>I've</span> <span m='59780'>ever</span> <span m='59910'>done</span> <span m='60110'>in</span> <span m='60160'>music.</span> </p><p><span m='60600'>So</span> <span m='61780'>I</span> <span m='61890'>would</span> <span m='62000'>recommend</span> <span m='63570'>going to</span> <span 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