On the Job
Radio Operators receive and transmit communications using radio equipment. They must make sure they are working within certain government regulations. They may also repair equipment.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Maintain logs of production activities.
- Maintain knowledge of laws or regulations.
- Report news to the public.
- Inspect communications or broadcasting equipment.
- Operate audio recording equipment.
- Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment.
- Operate control consoles for sound, lighting or video.
- Maintain recording or broadcasting equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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