Summary Broadcast Technician in Canada
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Broadcast technicians install, set up, test, operate and repair electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet. They are employed by radio and television broadcasting networks and stations, by broadcast equipment companies and by Internet-based communication providers.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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Median wage in Canada
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The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Monitor broadcast quality of live or taped radio and television programs
- Supervise staff
- Operate and monitor radio and television broadcasting systems to broadcast, receive signals and to regulate clarity and range of sounds and colours of recordings or broadcasts
- Make emergency repairs to equipment
- Set up and operate consoles to pick up and select feed sources from different locations
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