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When it comes to jobs in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications career cluster, a range of diverse jobs exist. Many positions and salaries depend on work experiences more than education levels. Several Premier High Schools, located in areas where there is a high demand for workers in Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications offer a CTE pathway in Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications. If you are interested in a job in this sector, getting the advanced experience through a CTE program can help you get ahead in pursuing the career of your choice. For information about more Arts, A/V Technology and Communications jobs, follow this link.

  1. Librarian
  2. Broadcast Technician
  3. Radio & Television Announcer
  4. Photographer
  5. Set and Exhibit Designer


  • Job Description: Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, schools, colleges and universities, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, nonprofit organizations, and health-care providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloging, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers’ advisory services; and performing in-depth, strategic research.
  • Growth: 19%
  • Wage: $54,436
  • Openings: 430
  • Education: Master’s degree. The majority of employees have a four year degree or better.

Broadcast Technician

  • Job 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 radio transmitter to broadcast radio and television programs.
  • Growth: 8%
  • Wage: $32,714
  • Openings: 60
  • Education: Associate’s degree. The majority of employees have some college.

Radio & Television Announcer

  • Job Description: Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
  • Growth: 3%
  • Wage: $49,476
  • Openings: 55
  • Education: Long-term on-the-job-training. The majority of employees have a four-year college degree or better.


  • Job Description: Photograph persons, subjects, merchandise, or other commercial products. May develop negatives and produce finished prints.
  • Growth: 7%
  • Wage: $32,568
  • Openings: 150
  • Education: Long-term on-the-job training. Most employees have a four-year college degree or better.

Set and Exhibit Designer

  • Job Description: Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as a theorist, designer, or inventor. Solve or develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware or software.
  • Growth: 15%
  • Wage: $42,399
  • Openings: 30
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree. Most employees have a four-year college degree or better.

While only five occupations are highlighted here, students can find more information at America’s Career InfoNet, Competency Model Clearinghouse, Occupational Information Network, and the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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