A Sound Engineer is a highly skilled professional employed to record, mix and reproduce sounds. An individual choosing this career can work across many fields.
A sound engineer may find themselves employed at a recording studio, or perhaps a theatre or live venue. Broadcast television, live sports channels and film sets all require sound engineering specialists to ensure expertise in audio.
A good sound engineer is a sought after person as audio in any genre is paramount for the success of a broadcasting or music project. Salaries can vary dramatically in this career from people at entry level to those at the top of their game but an average salary for a full time role will be circa £30k.
A background in sound design with an associated degree is an advantage for someone looking to be recruited as a sound engineer. As you would expect expert listening skills are a must for this role and recruitment agencies will be searching for someone who can already demonstrate a strong portfolio of audio examples.
Someone who can work under pressure with an ability to meet deadlines in live situations is also a bonus for those looking to recruit in this specialised field.