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Radio & TV Broadcasting

So ? you want a career in radio or TV broadcasting, do you? It is not easy, but those who prepare themselves with the proper education can make the grade, starting out in small markets and working their way up.

The U.S. Department of Labor?s Bureau of Labor Statistics states that competition in this field is keen. Those who are the most interested in moving ahead will have to be flexible in where they live, as relocation may be the only way to advance. About 334,000 were employed in the field in 2002, mostly in establishments with at least 100 employees. Occupations range from program production to news to technical occupations, such as TV and video camera operators.

Broadcasting Schools and Curriculum
Curricula at radio and TV broadcasting schools may include such courses as broadcast studio operations, audio and video production, broadcast journalism, radio and television sports, and demo tape preparation. For students who want or need to keep their day jobs, night classes may be available to help students obtain the right degrees.

If you?re not interested in a television career, perhaps radio is the medium for you. Professional courses offer hands-on training and live broadcasting from fully equipped studios. In TV broadcasting, students edit both linear and non-linear material, and learn the most up-to-date lighting techniques.

Once you?ve completed the coursework and obtained the right degrees or certificates, career possibilities exist all over the world, and a variety of Web sites available to help you get that crucial first job. While you may have to move for the job, chances are you?ll find the training you need right where you live.

Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Broadcasting

Publish date: February 10, 2011