Job Title
 Average Annual Income  Projected Job Growth, 2012-22*  Projected Job Openings, 2012-22
Audio and Video Equipment Technologies  $45,830
Photographers $37,190
Broadcast Technicians $41,630
Film and Video Editors $69,490
Camera Operators $52,530

*Projected Job Growth, 2012-2022 Key

Faster than average
(more than 15%)
(8% to 14%)
Slower than average
(less than 7%)

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 

Communication Technologies encompasses jobs that deal with the operation of all sorts of tools we use to communicate.Jobs in this field have different responsibilities, depending both on the type of communication and what equipment is used.

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians set up recording equipment and monitor its output during concerts, TV broadcasts, and other events, synchronize audio and video during post-production of movies and TV shows, and use computer programs to edit recordings. Broadcast and sound engineering techs are sometimes responsible for installing audio and video equipment, too. Audio and Video Technicians may have similar duties, but usually deal with microphones, speakers, and related wiring. They may also handle lighting at events they are working at.

Camera Operators are typically responsible for recording TV shows, movies, broadcasts, and other events; Film and Video Editors use the raw footage of a show or event and, with the help of editing software, put together the final, polished video product. Multimedia Artists and Animators are sometimes included in the communication technologies field because of their role in video editing and special effects.