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STAGEHAND/AV TECH, IN-DEPTH: Easy to Get a Job

About this video 

Jacob is an AV Tech. He makes sure all the audio and visual components of a conference or show is working properly. Jacob talks about what he likes and dislikes about his job, work life balance, competitiveness of his job and key career decisions he made.

School: CSU East Bay
Degree: Computer Science
Job Title: Stagehang/AV Tech

Job Summary: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Job Description

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies and in office and school buildings.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Technicians who have work experience and formal training in their field will have the best opportunities for a job. Although some formal apprenticeship programs do exist, more frequently a new technician will accompany a more senior level technician to get the training and skills necessary for advancement.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
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