Audio Design Jobs

If you are planning on going to college or attend an audio engineering school; it’s a good idea of what  job or career path you’re going to want to travel down. Exploring and researching  the many different options for audio designers is a good place to start. You want know the duties, responsibilities and skill that might be need for each filed, as while as what the work environment, hours and salary look like. know all of this plus more will help you pin point a career path, and to help out here are a few job options for an audio designer:


Audiovisual Design Engineer 

The salary range is about $45,556 – 88,791 per year. Audiovisual design engineers are responsible for the development, implementation, and installation of audiovisual systems. These systems require timely and precise installation by experienced audiovisual engineers. They are also responsible for all design aspects of the job, including layout and various audio/visual specifications. A bachelor’s degree in the field of electronic technology and at least five years of design/installation experience are generally required for this position.

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians

The median pay is about $42,550 per year, $20.46 per hour. A broadcast and sound engineering technician set up, maintain, and operate the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, movies, etc. to ensure consistent quality. Record speech, music, and other sounds on recording equipment or computers, sometimes using complex software. Synchronize sounds and dialogue with action taking place on television or in movie productions;  convert video and audio records to digital formats for editing on computers. Install audio, video, and lighting equipment. Report any problems that arise with complex equipment and make routine repairs as while as Keep records of recordings and equipment used. A broadcast and sound engineering technician  work environment is typically indoors however, some work outdoors in different lotions and those setting up equipment may do some heavy lifting or climbing.


Acoustic Engineer

The median pay is about $53,330 per year. The term ‘acoustics’ refers to the science of sound, the behavior of sound waves in different environments and the ways that sound energy can be transformed into electrical energy. An acoustic engineer consult with construction engineers and architects on the design and sound quality of facilities like performance spaces and recording studios. They may also ensure that buildings comply with local noise ordinances and standards, or they work to minimize the noise caused by highway and air traffic. Some acoustic engineers work in audio engineering, designing sound systems. Others work in bio-engineering to develop medical devices, such as hearing aids.  To be licensed as an acoustic  engineer you need a bachelor’s degree accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and at least four years of experience in the field along with passing a state exam.


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