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Radio Broadcast Technician Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will learn basic skills related to the radio broadcasting industry. Instruction includes hands-on assignments in the following areas: impact of historical figures in radio, pre-production, live production, vocal skills, equipment, and radio rules and regulations.

You Will Learn
  • The impact of historical figures in radio.
  • Pre-production and live production.
  • Vocal skills.
  • About radio broadcasting equipment.
  • Radio rules and regulations.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Communication: Radio Broadcast Technician - PDF

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Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Audio Operator
  • Electric and Electronic Repairer
  • Radio Mechanic
  • Radio Broadcasting Teacher
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repair
Workforce Trends
Technological improvements in the industry mean greater efficiencies in the workplace, contributing to lessened pressure for broadcast employees.

Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is a nontraditional occupation for women. In 2007, 14.8% of the people employed in this occupation were women.

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