College Success Class
2 February 2014
Research Paper: Audio Engineering
After a lot of sleeping and thinking about what career choice I wanted to go with in this ever changing world, I decided I wanted to be an Audio Engineer. I’ve been in love with music ever since I was young. I’ve been playing piano since I was ten years old, and I also currently produce music for different artists around the country. Although, before I actually thought about stepping foot into the world of Audio Engineering, I had some questions on my mind. I started digging through the internet for the numerous questions I had, and found a broad description about what I would experience in this growing industry.
One of the first questions I had was “What were the educational requirements for this position?”. From what I’ve read and know from personal knowledge, is that one can attend a vocational school for up to a year and get a full certification. Although, as many other careers out there, a lot of employers are looking for students with an Assoicate Degree or better. Also another thing that is notable is the personal traits for this position. A degree is a big help but companies are looking for people that have good communication, computer, and problem solving skills as well.
Another question I had which comes to everybody’s mind when they are looking for a career of their choice, is “How much is the average person looking to make in this position?”. According to Beareau of Labor Statistics website, the average yearly salary of a Audio Engineer was $41,200 per year and about $19.81 per hour. Although, I’ve heard from numerous personal sources that these prices fluctuate depending on what company you are working for. Whether it’s a major recording label, or a TV Broadcasting company for example.
Another question I also had was “What is the work environment like for a sound engineer?”. What I found also on the BLS website is they typically...