Personal Narrative: A Career As An Audio Engineer

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Their job is to make sure everything sounds clean and crisp, and to make sure everything is neither too loud nor too quiet. I’m very interested in studying sound engineering because, I have been interested in sounds since I was little. I’ve always found it very interesting and the variables involved with sound such as, pitch and amplitude. I am a musician myself, and it’s one of the biggest aspects to my life! There are very few moments that go by where I don’t have a song stuck in my head or a melody describing my feeling. I also love listening to music and the audio production and trying to find what is missing from the mix and what can be better with it. I highly enjoy looking for new styles of music and new sounds. When people watch a television…show more content…
Everyone needs access to food, shelter, healthcare and the proper necessities in life. The way to this is through having a means of income or, a job. There are many great means of work out there, but the important thing to remember is choosing something that you enjoy doing! When you are working a job you enjoy doing, it doesn’t become a job, but it becomes a dream come true. In this paper I will examine the audio engineering career. I will give some information about the environment audio engineer’s work in, also what they do, the education, and then job market of audio…show more content…
As most know, money is required with practically every necessity in life! With having a job in sound engineering, it is highly likely you will be fairly well off. The median annual wage for audio engineers was around $41,200 in May of 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,000, and the top 10 percent earned more than $80,000. The ones who make upwards of $80,000, most likely have sound production credits for popular movies or musical albums and get royalties for their work. Individuals starting entry level positions in audio engineering can also expect to make approximately 10 to 20 dollars an hour. Employment is expected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for most all occupations. The growth is expected to stem from businesses, studios, radio and television stations seeking new equipment and employers to improve their audio and video capabilities. Both audio and video equipment is also in demand in many buildings, where technicians may set up new equipment or upgrade and maintain older, more complex systems. More companies are starting increasing their budget in audio for more efficient product, which is also good for outlook. “The Bureau of Labor Statistic”, estimates there are approximately 14,000 audio engineers in the US

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