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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Technical Directors/Managers *
 
Technical Directors/Managers
(O*NET 27-2012.05, SOC 27-2012)
What they do
Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
 
Also called:
Broadcast Director, Broadcast Engineer, Master Control Operator (MCO), News Technical Director, Newscast Director, Operations Director, Production Director, Production Manager, Studio Director, Technical Director
 
 
Wages
Producers and Directors*
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 17.74   $36,900  
25% $ 21.59   $44,910  
Median $ 26.80   $55,740  
75% $ 31.98   $66,530  
90% $ 48.84   $101,600  
 
Average $ 29.91   $62,200  
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Industries of Employment
Producers and Directors*
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Motion picture and sound recording industries
28%
  • Broadcasting (except Internet)
23%
  • Self-employed workers
20%
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
8%
  • Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
8%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring
    Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
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Projected Employment
Producers and Directors*
 Vermont
2018 employment 441
2028 employment 440
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.0%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
44
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Education and Experience:
Producers and Directors*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    Less than 5 years
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    None
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Job Zone
Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (7.0 to < 8.0) - A typical worker will require over 2 years up to and including 4 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   92%
Associate's degree   1%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  2%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  4%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
    Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interacting With Computers
    Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Direct productions or performances.
  • Operate control consoles for sound, lighting or video.
  • Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
  • Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
  • Coordinate activities of production personnel.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.
  • Observe pictures through monitors and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.
  • Supervise and assign duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs.
  • Monitor broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations.
  • Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations.
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