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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 7761 -20.82 44
United States 34,00032,900 -3.2900 2,1002,890

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.479.8912.88 18.7829.6840.27
Alaska 18.7910.5211.42 18.1124.7329.51
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.1614.9816.94 21.1827.4231.10

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1039 8.732.3 27.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation28
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 58
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Broadcast Communications AAS
Broadcast Communications CT2