Broadcast Technicians (27-4012)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 10593 -11.40 22
United States 30,10028,200 -6.50 570570

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.849.3612.42 18.5429.0238.60
Alaska 18.849.7614.02 17.7123.5028.81
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 18.6310.8613.42 16.8223.7729.32

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9813 13.337.1 30.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation54
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 46
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 23.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training