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Audio Engineer

Audio Engineer

Description: Audio engineers specialize in the use of machinery and equipment for the use of recording, mixing, and manipulating sound.

Knowledge Required: General knowledge of computers and other related electronics. Knowledge of fine art, physics, engineering and technology is helpful.

Skills:  Audio engineers train their ears to sound, and are good listeners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.

Career Path: Audio engineers usually complete a year-long vocational program, followed by formal on-the-job training in studios or recording facilities.  

Best Cities for this job: Large metropolitan areas with a concentration of entertainment such as LA, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego.

Median Annual Income: National: $47,080 CA: $53,030

Future Growth: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an average increase of 8 percent for audio engineers. 

From the field: "It's the people I work with. It's just satisfying. When you're around artistic, creative, energetic people, it's infectious." - Kevin Weber, Audio Engineer, Spliggity Fidge

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