Becoming a Sound Technician
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Becoming a Sound Technician

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Operates audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $58,104
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,400

What does a Sound Technician do?

  • setting up and adjusting equipment such as microphones
  • operating sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality


  • Audio Operator
  • Dubbing Machine Operator
  • Foley Artist
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Effects Person
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Video and Sound Recorder