Career Field: Arts, Communications, Media and Design

Enlisted i Enlisted service members make up the majority of the Military and perform much of the hands-on work. Program Directors


Television and film productions are an important part of military communications. Films are used for training in many military occupations. They are also used to record military operations, ceremonies and news events. These productions require the teamwork of many technicians. Audiovisual and broadcast technicians perform many specialized tasks, ranging from filming to script editing to operating audio recording devices.
  • Work Environment

    Audiovisual and broadcast technicians work in studios or outdoors on location. They sometimes work from aircraft or ships. They travel and work in all climates.
  • Military Training

    Job training consists of instruction. Training length varies depending on specialty. Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses. Course content typically includes:
    • Motion picture equipment operation
    • Audio recording
    • Scripting and special effects techniques
    • Maintenance of public address sound equipment

Other careers in this field

Officer i Officers are the managers of the Military, planning and directing operations or acting in professional roles in fields such as law and medicine.

Related Civilian Careers

  • Motion Picture Camera Operators
  • Audiovisual Production Specialists
  • Sound Mixers
  • Recording Engineers, Broadcasting And Recording Technicians