Music Lab Technicians.

Music technicians use electronic equipment to mix, synchronize, record and reproduce music for stage, film, sound recordings, radio, TV and CD-ROMs. The music can be a live concert, background for a movie, a motivator in a video game or part of an instructional lesson on a CD-ROM, to name just a few end products. The technician sets up and fixes the recording equipment including microphones, and monitors the music volume and quality during recording.


As of May 2008, median wages for technicians employed in motion picture and video industries averaged $39,410, versus $22,220 for their radio and TV counterparts, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.