Radio Engineer Career Field

radio engineerRadio engineers can also be called radio operators or radio technicians. They utilize communications and radio equipment to receive and transmit information for radio services. They also repair equipment and ensure it’s in proper working order before radio show are broadcast or created.

Educational Requirements and Licensing Requirements

High School Diploma
Associate’s Degree in Broadcast Engineering (2 years)
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Engineering (4 years)

There are no formal educational requirements for radio engineering, accept a high school diploma. Some radio engineers do obtain an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in broadcast engineering. This gives them a much broader employment base then just radio engineering.

Educational Courses

AC and DC circuit theory
Identifying Components
Working with Printed Circuit Boards
Systematic Troubleshooting
Radio-Frequency Circuits
Satellite Communications
HDV Post-Production Techniques
Cellular Radio
Terrestrial Microwave Communication Systems
Digital Data Communications

Employment Statistics

Jobs Available In 2008: 1,000
Projected Number job openings in 2018: 1,100
Average annual salary for Radio Operators in 2008: $37,120

Great Colleges

ITT Technical Institute
Provo College
DeVry University

Related Careers

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers
Engineering technicians
Science technicians

Article Reference: bls.gov

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