MBTI® Test INFP Broadcast Technicians

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Realistic, Conventional, Investigative (RCI) (GOT)

Hammer (1996) writes that Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Perceiving, (INFP) Myers-Briggs Test Personality Types excel in fields that provide space for them to be creative and to engage or entertain others. They also function well in environments where they have specific, short-term goals that are achievable. MBTI test INFP’s can often excel as broadcast technicians for two main reasons. First, it integrates arts, service, and technology in a place that has a real world application, and second, broadcast technicians are met with different and new challenges almost daily, and have the opportunity to achieve different things constantly. Furthermore, a career as a broadcast technician gives INFP’s the opportunity to apply their artistic and audiovisual talent in a way that provides an invaluable service to others.

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Broadcast technicians do a range of jobs, some of which are more technical than others. They are responsible for monitoring the clarity and strength of signals and adjust any broadcasting equipment to optimize the quality of the broadcast. This may take the form of audio adjustments, for instance, maintaining sound quality and volume, or installing microphones and other audio equipment. It may also involve video recording, including lighting. To do all of this successfully, broadcast technicians must monitor and log transmitter readings, and be aware of how various pieces of equipment are functioning. They may also be called in to make emergency repairs or adjustments in case of an interruption of the signal.

Successful broadcast technicians must have mastered the use of a variety of hardware and software. The hardware may include audio mixing consoles or sound effects generators, which are not dissimilar to those used in theater technical rooms, in addition to more complex media control systems, which may include audio or video patch bays. In some cases, they may also need to be oscilloscopes or satellite receivers to monitor signal strengths. The software they use includes standard Microsoft Office software (including spreadsheet, word processing, publishing, and email software), as well as graphics software like Adobe Illustrator, Systems, and Photoshop, and video creation software as well.

Because broadcast technicians do so many different things, they often need a broad knowledge of communications, technology, and engineering, in addition to the administration and management background needed to disseminate their information. Because of this fairly high level of technical knowledge, most AV specialists have completed at least some college education, though more than 20% hold only a high school diploma. There is significant on-the-job experience, and getting involved early and gaining more experience can be highly beneficial.

Below are some employment trends for Broadcast Technicians.

  • Median wage: $19.51 hourly, $40,570 annually
  • Employment: 35,300 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 3,800

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INFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Audiovisual Specialist, Broadcast Technician, Craft Artist, Film or Video Editor, Fine Artist, Food Preparation Worker, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Occupational Therapist, Proofreader or Copyeditor, Technical Writer.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)