Audio-Visual Specialists

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Audio-Visual Specialists

Audio-Visual Specialists - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, audio-visual specialists:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of social contact. They communicate with others in person and by e-mail daily.
  • Occasionally deal with conflict situations in which people may be unpleasant or angry.
  • Are responsible for the health and safety of others.
  • Work in teams to produce or present media and are greatly responsible for the work done by coworkers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Almost always work indoors.
  • Are occasionally exposed to noise levels that are uncomfortable during concerts and sound recordings.
  • Work close to others, often in shared office spaces or within a few feet when setting up equipment.

Work Performance

  • Must be exact and accurate to avoid errors.
  • Repeat the same physical tasks when operating equipment.
  • Frequently make decisions that impact others. Most decisions are made without consulting a supervisor.
  • Set most tasks, priorities, and goals without consulting a supervisor.
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  • Work in a moderately competitive environment and meet weekly deadlines.


  • Usually work full time but may work part time.
  • Typically work a set schedule but may work weekends and nights.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.