Imagine you are singing in a live show and the microphone goes off. You could have been saved from the plight if an accomplished audio engineer would have been at the backstage to resolve all the glitches of your speakers, microphones, and other sound accessories. That’s what an audio engineer does! He or she is capable enough to operate and handle rapidly changing audio requirements of the on-going music concert, studio recordings, drama, live show, stand-up acts, etc. Is there a scope of a bright career in audio engineering? Absolutely yes! Only if you are an audio engineer who has impeccable communication skills, agility to perform quick adjustments and potential to supervise multiple monitors simultaneously.
Where is the scope?
Audio engineers can secure different positions in radio stations, recording studios, commercial videos, movie setups, daily soaps, games, etc. where they can contribute to the success of the team by refining and tuning the vocals, background scores, music track and other regular settings which are to be done before every recording. The entertainment industry is growing by leaps and bounds and with the introduction of digital media, the scope will just be growing exponentially.
The demand for audio engineers will grow by 10 percent in the decade 2020 – 2030.
The average salary of an audio engineer or technician can be anywhere between 40,000 INR to 50,000 INR.
There is more than 1 lack audio engineers in our country today which includes both the audio technicians and equipment technicians. However, this count is far less if we consider the actual demand in social media channels and broadcast media.
Technical opportunities are abundant in audio engineering as it specifies key roles such as audio synchronizer, audio editor, mastering and recording technician. With the right set of skills and experience, an audio engineer can acquire the position as a studio manager. There are numerous universities and schools in the West that provide audio engineering courses with respect to the above-mentioned technicalities.
Different types of job roles:
- Studio manager
- Audio engineer
- Sound technician
- Assistant manager
- Acoustic technician
- Digital Engineer
- Live recording technician
- Media developer
- Studio technician
Who can pursue a career in audio engineering?
Anyone who has a passed out 12th Standard by scoring aggregate marks in the PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) group can take admission in the Bachelor’s degree program of Sound Engineering. The same student can further pursue the Master’s degree after the completion of Bachelor’s degree.
Where to find the audio engineering courses?
There are few colleges and universities that provide audio engineering courses in India. However, if you want to study abroad, then you have plenty of options.
Universities/colleges that offer audio engineering courses in India include the FTII (Film Training Institute of India) Pune, AAFT (Asian Academy of Film & Television) Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and much more.
You may also pursue these courses in the American University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Media colleges in Miami, Ohio, etc.
You will be qualified in every way to take up a career in audio engineering once you graduate with a degree in the same sphere.