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Music Technology & Recording Arts


Your MTRA degree or certificate can open the doors to opportunities to turn your passion into a successful career. The possibilities are varied. Many job opportunities are in the video game and software industries, and also with the growing podcasting field. Audio visual jobs are great for beginners. Take a look below at the diverse job prospects available to those who go through the MTRA program.

Working in the music industry allows you not only to use your creativity, but also your entrepreneurship and business skills. Some of the best job opportunities are freelance so you will have a chance to be your own boss and run your own business.

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sound engineer
Sound Engineering Technician

Assemble and operate equipment to record, synchronize, mix, edit, or reproduce sound, including music, voices, or sound effects, for theater, video, film, television, podcasts, sporting events, and other productions.

Median Salary: $66,607

A/V tech
Audio and Video Technician

Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.

Median Salary: $57,605

Other Careers

  • Audio Engineer

  • Assistant Engineer

  • Production Assistant (PA)

  • Intern

  • Artist

  • Studio Musician

  • Arranger

  • Maintenance Engineer (Technician)

  • Mastering Engineer

  • Mixing Engineer

  • Audio Editor

  • Broadcast Engineer for radio / TV

  • Podcast Recording Engineer

  • Sound production for film / TV

  • Game Audio Designer / Audio Director

  • Film / TV Score Composer

  • Beat Maker / Producer

  • DJ

  • Live Sound Engineer, or Assistant

  • Roadie

  • Corporate or Institutional A/V Engineer / Technician

  • A/V Installer

Ready to take your love of music to the next level?