March 12, 2019

Careers in Audio

I was brainstorming all the different avenues of audio one could go into, so I decided to write them all down. I hope this list will inspire someone to take a deeper look into a path that interests them!

 

If you can think of anything I missed, please let me know! I will be going through the various careers in my future blogs to explain each one, but for now, here is the list!

 

MUSIC

  • Recording Engineer

  • Mixing Engineer

  • Mastering Engineer

  • Live Sound Engineer (front of house and monitor)

  • Music Composer and Producer

  • D.J.

 

FILM/TV

  • Boom Operator

  • Sound Mixer

  • Re-recording Mixer

  • Sound Effects Editor

  • Sound Designer

  • Foley Artist

  • Mixing Engineer (Music, SFX, Dialogue)

 

Broadcasting

 
  • Board Operator

  • Radio Engineer

  • Broadcast Operator

  • Broadcast Engineer

Video Games

  • Audio Programmer

  • Audio Designer

Hardware/Software

Build and Design analog or digital gear

 
 
  • Analog: pre-amps, compressors, limiters, speakers, microphones etc.

  • Digital: digital audio work stations, plugins, digital processing systems, etc.

 

Events and Entertainment

Run audio for various events

 
 
  • Hotels

  • Theaters

  • Musicals

  • Plays

 

Architecture/Acoustics

Become an Acoustic designer to design recording studios, theaters, commercial spaces etc.

 

Podcasts

  • Produce and edit podcasts (I have produced and uploaded over 1000 podcast episodes since posting my first one in September 2014. If you have any questions on how to start a podcast, or how to produce or edit one, please don’t hesitate to ask!)

 

and More!

  • Teach Audio Classes

  • Home Theater Technician

  • Car Audio Technician

  • Sales

  • Virtual Reality

  • Forensic Audio

  • Audiobooks

  • Audio restoration

Stay tuned for future blogs and information about each career! If I missed one, or if you would like to provide insight on any audio career, please do so! Leave a comment or email me at nick@nccaudio.com

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